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Dr Lei Liu is a highly skilled surgeon with special interests in glaucoma, cataracts and general ophthalmology. She has over a decade of local and international experience, having trained and practised in Germany, the UK and Australia.
Over the course of her career, Dr Liu has developed particular expertise in glaucoma filtration and drainage surgery, cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange, and combined procedures for both cataracts and glaucoma. Additionally, Dr Liu diagnoses and treats a range of more general eye conditions.
She is also an ophthalmology consultant at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and the Alfred Hospital.
Clinical training of optometrists, GP trainees and junior ophthalmology trainees (2013–2018)
Supervision of PhD, MSc and BMedSc students (2009–2018)
Lectures and practical teachings to undergraduate medical students (2006–2017)
Other professional achievements
Reviewer of research manuscripts for Current Eye Research, Ocular Immunology and Inflammation and Scientific Reports
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Dr Liu has been an author and lead investigator on a number of peer-reviewed journal articles since 2004. Her research has centred around ocular immunology, and response and regulation in vascular eye diseases. Most recently, Dr Liu’s research at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital has focused on retinal blood flow in glaucoma patients undergoing OCT angiography. Since 2006, Dr Liu has been the recipient of several international research grants, with funding totaling over £225,000.
Trainee of the year, Severn Deanery, UK (2016)
Graduated magna cum laude, University of Luebeck, Germany (2005)
Medical research scholarship, University of Luebeck, Germany (2003–2004)
Outstanding undergraduate award, Tongji University, China (1995)
Education & training
Fellowship in glaucoma, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Victoria
Fellowship in glaucoma, Bristol Eye Hospital, UK
Ophthalmology training, Bristol Eye Hospital, UK
Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Aberdeen, UK
Doctor of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Luebeck, Germany
Epitheliotrophic capacity of a growth factor preparation produced from platelet concentrates on corneal epithelial cells: A potential agent for the treatment of ocular surface defects?
D Hartwig, S Harloff, L Liu, P Schlenke, T Wedel, G Geerling. Transfusion. 2004; 44(12):1724–31.
Topical treatment of ocular surface defects: Comparison of the epitheilotrophic capacity of fresh frozen plasma and serum on corneal epithelial cells in an in-vitro cell culture model
D Hartwig, P Herminghaus, T Wedel, L Liu, P Schlenke, L Dibbelt, G Geerling. Transfus Med. 2005;15(2):107–13.
An optimized protocol for the production of autologous serum eyedrops
L Liu, D Hartwig, S Harloff, P Herminghaus, T Wedel, G Geerling.Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2005;243(7):706–14.
Corneal epitheliotrophic capacity of three different blood-derived preparations
L Liu, D Hartwig, S Harloff, P Herminghaus, T Wedel, K Kasper, G Geerling. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006;47(6):2438–44.
Immunological responses in mice to full-thickness corneal grafts engineered from porcine collagen
L Liu, L Kuffova, M Griffith, Z Dang, El Muckersie, Y Liu, CR McLaughlin, JV Forrester. Biomaterials. 2007;28(26):3807–14.
Nourish and nurture-development of a nutrient ocular lubricant
L Liu, JM Tiffany, Z Dang, JKG Dart, SL Watson, D Hartwig, G Geerling. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009;50(6):2932–9.
Generation of two- and three-dimensional lacrimal gland constructs
S Schrader, L Liu, K Kasper, G Geerling. Dev Ophthalmol. 2010;45:49–56.
Soluble antigen traffics rapidly and selectively from the corneal surface to the eye draining lymph node and activates T cells when codelivered with CpG oligonucleotides
Z Dang, L Kuffová, L Liu, JV Forrester. J Leukoc Biol. 2014;95(3):431–40.
Cortisol biosynthesis in the human ocular surface innate immune response
R Susarla (first author), L Liu (first author), E A Walker, I J. Bujalska, Jr Al-Salem, G P Williams, S Sreekantam, A E. Taylor, M Tallouzi, H. S Southwood, P I. Murray, G R. Wallace, and S Rauz. PLoS One. 2014 15;9(4):e94913.
TLR9 agonist regulates angiogenesis and inhibits corneal neovascularization
J Wu, H Cui, A Dick, L Liu. Am J Pathol. 2014;184(6):1900–10. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2014.03.001.
Pleiotropic action of CpG-ODN on endothelium and macrophages attenuates angiogenesis through distinct pathways
J Wu, W Su, M Powner, J Liu, D Copland, M Fruttiger, P Maddedu, A Dick, and L Liu. Scientific Report. 2016 Aug 25;6:31873. doi: 10.1038/srep31873.
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