Dr Cathleen Fedtke

Visiting Fellow


After graduating from the School of Optometry at the University of Applied Sciences in Germany (Aalen) in 2006 with a diploma engineering degree in ophthalmic optics (Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Augenoptik), Dr Fedtke completed her PhD at the University of New South Wales in 2011.

Her PhD topic specialised in the development of a new clinical instrument, the BHVI-EyeMapper, which, being dedicated to measure global refraction profiles, can be of particular application to the better understanding and monitoring of myopia progression.

Dr Fedtke is currently employed at the Brien Holden Vision Institute. Over the last few years she has worked together with the Vision Innovations, Science, Technology and Applications (VISTA) research group, on novel contact lens correction methods aimed to improve presbyopic visual performance and to control myopia progression.

Her primary research interests include all aspects of ophthalmic instrumentation, correction of refractive errors as well as the detection, prevention and management of myopia.