Dr Nery Garcia-Porta

Marie-Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellow

Vision and Eye Research Unit (VERU)

Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Vision and eye research

Dr Nery is an Optometry doctor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Optometry. She also holds a PhD in Vision Sciences by the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

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nery.garcia-porta@anglia.ac.uk

Background

In 2009, she spent 6 weeks in the Illinois College of Optometry (USA) examining patients. During her PhD, she spent more than 1 year in the Clinical and Experimental Optometry Research Lab (CEORLab) at the University of Minho (Portugal) where her research was focused on contact lenses. In 2014, she spent 3 months at Aston University (UK) where she carried out a research project in collaboration with the Optometry and Biomaterials groups. She also collaborated on privately funded clinical research projects. She currently has more than 20 conferences contributions and more than 10 articles of scientific research and outreach published.

Spoken Languages

  • Spanish and Galician
  • English (upper intermedium level, First Certificate Exam)
  • Portuguese

Research interests

  • Ocular surface and dry eye
  • Contact lenses
  • Myopia
  • Glaucoma

Teaching

  • 270 hours of teaching in the Faculty of Optics and Optometry at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). The subjects in which she was involved are:
    - “Contact Lenses” and “Clinical Optometry and Contact Lenses”. Academic year 2011-2012
    - “Contact Lenses III” and “Anomalies of Binocular Vision and Visual Rehabilitation”. Academic years 2012-2013 and 2013-2014
    - “Optometry IV” and “Clinical Optometry II”. Academic year 2016-2017
  • Distance Learning course on “Ophthalmological applications of Contact Lenses” at the University of Valencia (Spain). 2013-2016
  • Distance Learning Course on “Update on Advanced Contact Lenses and Ocular Surface” at the University of Minho (Portugal). 2016
  • Distance Learning Course on “Advanced Contact Lenses and Ocular Surface” at the University of Minho (Portugal). 2016

Qualifications

  • PhD (Cum Laude) in Vision Science with international mention by the University of Santiago de Compostela. Spain (2015)
  • Optics and Optometry upgraded degree (“Grado”) by European University of Madrid. Spain (2015)
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Optometry by European University of Madrid. Spain (2009)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education by University of Santiago de Compostela. Spain (2009)
  • Optics and Optometry degree (“Diplomatura”) by University of Santiago de Compostela. Spain (2008)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Post-doctoral Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (European Union) to become a post-doctoral fellow at Anglia Ruskin University for 2 years. Cambridge, UK (2017)
  • IACOBUS Grant from the European aggrupation for collaboration between Galicia and north of Portugal to spend 2 months at Clinical and Experimental Optometry Research Lab (CEORLab) - University of Minho. Portugal (2015)
  • Grant for internships abroad from Fundación Barrié (Spain) to spend 3 months at Aston University. Birmingham, UK (2013)
  • Pre-doctoral grant I2C of Xunta de Galicia (Spain), a 3 years grant to do her PhD at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Spain (2011)

Selected recent publications

Garcia-Porta N, Rico-del-Viejo L, Martin-Gil A, Carracedo G, Pintor J, González-Méijome J.M., 2016. Differences in Dry Eye Questionnaire (DEQ) symptoms in two different modalities of contact lens (CL) wear: silicone-hydrogel in daily wear basis and overnight orthokeratology BioMed Research International. Volume 2016, Article ID 1242845, 9 pages

García-Porta, N., Rico-del-Viejo, L., Ferreira-Neves, H., Peixoto-de-Matos, S., Queirós, A., González-Méijome, J.M., 2015. Performance of Three Multipurpose Disinfecting Solutions with a Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lens. BioMed Research International. Volume 2015, Article ID 216932, 13 pages

Garcia-Porta, N., Fernandes, P., Queiros, A., Salgado-Borges, J., Parafita-Mato, M., González-Méijome, J.M., 2014. Corneal Biomechanical Properties in Different Ocular Conditions and New Techniques. ISRN ophthalmology. 2014:724546

Van-der-Worp, E., Bornman, D., Lopes-Ferreira, D., Faria-Ribeiro, M., Garcia-Porta, N., González-Méijome, J.M.., 2014. Modern Scleral Contact Lenses: a Review. Contact Lens & Anterior Eye (CLAE). 2014;37:240-50

González-Pérez, J., Villa-Collar, C., García-Porta, N., González-Méijome, J.M., Parafita, M., 2012. Long-term Changes in Corneal Structure and Tear Inflammatory Mediators after Corneal Refractive Therapy and LASIK. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS). 2012; 53:5301-1

Recent presentations and conferences

24 International Conference of Optometry, Contact Lenses and Ophthalmic Optics. Madrid, Spain. April, 2016 Oral communication: “Influencia de la tira de Schirmer utilizada en el valor de Schirmer obtenido” García-Porta N, Mann A, Franklin V, Saez V, Wolffsohn J, Tighe B

International Conference of Optometry and Vision science CIOCV’2015. Braga, Portugal. April, 2015 Oral communication: “Could the results obtained with the Schirmer test be affected by the strip chosen?” García-Porta N, Mann A, Franklin V, Saez V, Wolffsohn J, González-Méijome JM, Tighe B

VISER’14. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Nobember, 2014 Oral communication: “Cambios en la biomecánica corneal con dos modalidades diferentes de uso LC” García-Porta N, Rico-del-Viejo L, Faria-Ribeiro M, González-Pérez J, Queirós A, González-Méijome JM

2nd EuroOK Meeting (BrusselsOK). Brussels, Belgic. June, 2013 Oral communication: “Comfort and Dryness Symptoms with Silicone Hydrogel and Orthokeratology Lenses: Pilot Cross-over Study” Garcia-Porta N, Rico-del-Viejo L, González-Pérez J, Queirós A, Carracedo G, González-Méijome JM

37th BCLA Clinical Conference & Exhibition. Manchester, UK. June 6th-9th, 2013 Poster: “Pilot study on the Clinical Performance of Three Different Multipurpose Solutions with a Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lens” García-Porta N, Rico-del-Viejo L, Lopes-Ferreira D, Neves H, González-Méijome JM

10 International Conference of Optometry and Vision science CIOCV’2013. Braga, Portugal. ApriL, 2013 Poster: “Case Report: Recurrent Corneal Staining in Orthokeratology” García-Porta N, Rico-del-Viejo L, González-Pérez J, González-Méijome JM

IX Conferências Abertas de Optometria. Coimbra, Portugal. November, 2013 Oral communication: “Ortoqueratologia como oportunidade para os usuários de lentes de contato com desconforto e secura” García-Porta N, Rico-del-Viejo L, González-Méijome JM

1st EuroOK Meeting (MadridOK). Madrid, Spain. June, 2012 Oral communication: “Refractive and axial length changes in myopic Singaporean children and adolescents during one year of orthokeratology treatment” Garcia-Porta N, Queiros A, Yeoh B, Isaacs S, Villa-Collar C, González-Méijome JM