Elena Iomdina



  • Biol.Sci.
  • PhD


Elena Iomdina is a Principal Researcher of the Department of Refraction Pathology, Binocular Vision and Ophthalmoergonomics at Helmholtz National Medical Research Center of Eye Diseases, Moscow, Russia. Obtained her Ph.D. in biology from Moscow Helmholtz Research Institute for Eye Diseases in 1985 (thesis: “Biomechanical Properties of Sclera and Methods of its Reinforcement in Myopia”). Doctoral (hab.) thesis: “Biomechanics of Myopic Sclera: Diagnostics of Disorders and their Experimental Correction” (Moscow Helmholtz Research Institute of Eye Diseases, 2000). Her research interests encompass eye biomechanics (in particular, that of eye coats), experimental ophthalmology, myopia pathogenesis, development of surgical and nonsurgical methods of myopia treatment and sclera reinforcement in progressive myopia, including scleral collagen crosslinking. She authored numerous articles in reviewed journals, textbook chapters on myopia pathogenesis and treatment and the book “Eye Biomechanics: theoretical aspects and clinical applications” (Moscow, 2015). She took part in many national and international ophthalmological events, including International Myopia Conferences, as a lecturer or invited speaker. Prof. Iomdina is a member of the Russian Expert Council on Accommodation and Refraction and Deputy- Editor-in-Chief of Russian Ophthalmological Journal.

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