Ingrid Ornella Mekountchou Koumbo

PhD Candidate

PhD Candidate

Research Title: Development of an eye model to screen optical interventions for their ability to slow myopia progression 

Supervisors: Associate Professor Klaus Ehrmann, Professor Padmaja Sankaridurg, Dr Fabian Conrad 

 

BIOGRAPHY  

Ornella graduated from Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, India in 2013. She then return to her home country (Cameroon) and joined the teaching team of a training school in Yaounde as an Optometrist Lecturer. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science and her research area is myopia. 

Education 

2016 -  PhD, UNSW Sydney, Australia

2009 - 2013  Bachelor of Science in Optometry, Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry, India 

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS 

Journal Articles 

  1. Peripheral eye length measurement techniques: a review.  (https://doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12892
  2. Paper review on Review of myopia management (https://reviewofmm.com/global-variations-and-time-trends-in-the-prevalence-of-childhood-myopia-a-systematic-review-and-quantitative-meta-analysis-implications-for-aetiology-and-early-prevention/) 

 

AWARDS 

The International Society for Contact Lens Research (ISCLR) Student Grant 

The Postgraduate Research Student Support (PRSS) Scholarship, University of New South Wales 

Tuition Fees Scholarship for PhD, University of New South Wales and The Brien Holden Vision Institute 

 

CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE 

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019

Poster presentation (Effects of short-term imposed optical defocus on central and peripheral eye length, choroidal thickness and accommodative responses in young healthy subjects) 

The International Society for Contact Lens Research (ISCLR) 2019

Paper and Poster presentation (Time of the day and influence of optical defocus on eye length and choroidal thickness) 

 

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS 

Member, International Society for Contact Lens Research  

Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology  

Member, Women in Math and Science Champion team, University of New South Wales 

Cameroon Association of Optometrists