• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 35 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
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Personal profile


Patrick qualified as an optometrist in 1989 through City University and Moorfields Eye Hospital.His current roles within vision science include Optometry Clinic Manager and Vision Science Core Facility coordinator.His teaching duties for the undergraduate optometry course include Module coordination of OPT101 Visual and Ophthalmic Optics, clinical supervision and lectures in OPT505 Patient Management, OPT509 Advanced Optometric Practice, OPT508 Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, OPT510 Ocular pathology and OPT504 Optometry Research Project.Patrick has also developed a Glaucoma Diagnosis and Management module for Ulster University's Masters in Clinical Vision Science and a Professional Certificate in Glaucoma, which has been accredited by the College of Optometrists.He has an interest in Glaucoma, Medical Imaging and the development of primary care Optometry as a founding member of Optometry Northern Ireland.Research InterestsMedical Imagining has resulted in award of ‘Best in Category’ prize at the prestigious Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP) £25k Awards. Patrick won the Hi-Tech category for ‘Eye-C-3D’, a high resolution camera designed to view the back of the eye in 3D. His invention’s novel, optical design dramatically reduces manufacturing costs.

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Research Output 2008 2018

  • 35 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
Open Access
Solar System
Open Access
Northern Ireland
Referral and Consultation
Anterior Chamber

A comparative study of optical coherence tomography and slit-lamp based grading of cataract

Mahil, A-D., Saunders, K. J., Richardson, P. & Little, J-A., Sep 2016, Unknown Host Publication. Vol. 57. 2516 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Optical Coherence Tomography
Crystalline Lens
Crystalline Lens Nucleus
7 Citations (Scopus)

The use of conjunctival ultraviolet autofluorescence (CUVAF) as a biomarker of time spent outdoors.

Kearney, S., O'Donoghue, L., Pourshahidi, L. K., Richardson, P. & Saunders, K. J., 28 Jun 2016, In : Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 36, 4, p. 359-359

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Eye Diseases
9 Citations (Scopus)

Anterior eye health recording

Aston University, 1 Aug 2015, In : Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. 38, 4, p. 266-271 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Practice Guidelines
Meibomian Glands