Dr Phillip Buckhurst
Profiles

Dr Phillip Buckhurst

Associate Head of School (Research)

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)

Qualifications

Dr Phillip Buckhurst graduated from Aston University in 2003 with a degree in Optometry. Following this he practiced in the Northwest reigion before returning to Aston University in 2007 to complete a PhD in advanced intraocular lens designs. After completing his PhD he was appointed as Lecturer in Optometry at Plymouth University where he is currently a member of a team of academics tasked with developing a new undergraduate Optometry program. As well as developing the new program he is actively involved with research examining intraocular lens designs, the mechanism of accommodation and the effect of ocular aberrations.

Professional membership

General Optical Council (GOC)
College of Optometrists (MCOptom)
Association of Optometrists (AOP)
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Teaching interests

Module Lead: 

Geometric and Physical Optics
Visual Optics & Ophthalmic lenses
Binocular vision and Neurophysiology
Project Studies 2 (final year dissertation)
Module Teacher:
Specialist Clinical Skills (Contact lenses and low vision)

Research interests

Intraocular lens assessment

Ophthalmic Instrumentation

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Completed PhD supervision

Students

Role as supervisor

Start date

Catriona Hamer

Director of studies

October 2011

Nicola Szostek 

Director of studies

Jan 2013

Daneila Oehring

Co-supervisor 

April 2013



Current PhD supervision

Students

Role as supervisor

Start date

Muhammad Afzam Shah

Co-supervisor

April 2014

Elizabeth Law

Director of studies

October 2014


Grants & contracts

Investigators

Title of project

Start date

Sponsor

Funding amount

Dr P Buckhurst

Anterior eye imaging: Assessment of the Trualign Toric

October 2011

Bausch and Lomb

£187,911

Dr P Buckhurst

Anterior eye imaging: Assessment of an aspheric toric IOL

October 2013

Bausch and Lomb

£100,000

Dr P Buckhurst

The relationship between ciliary muscle morphology and lenticular decentration

October 2013

College of Optometrists

£27,000

Dr G Shum, Dr P Buckhurst, Dr H Buckhurst

Utilization of Inertial measurement units to determine the dynamic balance when the vision is being altered during outdoor functional activities

February 2014

Plymouth University

£1477

Dr P Buckhurst Dr H Buckhurst

Anterior eye imaging: Assessment of a microincision IOL and aspheric toric IOL

October 2014

Bausch and Lomb

£93,600

Dr P Buckhurst Dr H Buckhurst

A randomised intra-patient comparison of closed loop and plate haptic toric, aspheric, aberration neutral, hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lenses in patients with bilateral astigmatism

 

February 2015

Rayner

£9,450

Dr P Buckhurst

Dr H Buckhurst

Dr P Hewston

Clinical Assessment of the WIOL-CF

May 2015

Medicem

£14,000

Dr P Buckhurst

Dr H Buckhurst

Dr P Hewston

Assessment of the Harmoni Modular IOL

August 2015

Clarvista Medical

£83,312

Research groups

  • Optometry

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Szostek NL, Buckhurst H, Buckhurst P, Purslow C & Collinson A 2016 'An introduction to nutrition for an optometrist' Optometry in Practice 17, (3) PEARL
Hamer CA, Buckhurst H, Purslow C, Shum GL, Habib NE & Buckhurst PJ 2016 'Comparison of reliability and repeatability of corneal curvature assessment with six keratometers' Clinical and Experimental Optometry 99, (6) 583-589 , DOI PEARL
Luger MH, McAlinden C, Buckhurst PJ, Wolffsohn JS, Verma S & Arba Mosquera S 2015 'Presbyopic LASIK Using Hybrid Bi-Aspheric Micro-Monovision Ablation Profile for Presbyopic Corneal Treatments' American Journal of Ophthalmology 160, (3) 493-505 , DOI PEARL
Pepose JS, Hayashida J, Hovanesian J, Davies J, Labor PK, Whitman J, Carter H, Colvard M, Buckhurst PJ & Khodai O 2015 'Safety and effectiveness of a new toric presbyopia-correcting posterior chamber silicone intraocular lens' J Cataract Refract Surg 41, (2) 295-305 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Buckhurst PJ, Naroo SA, Davies LN, Shah S, Buckhurst H, Kingsnorth A, Drew T & Wolffsohn JS 2015 'Tablet App halometer for the assessment of dysphotopsia' Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery 41, (11) 2424-2429 , DOI PEARL
Wolffsohn JS, Jinabhai AN, Kingsnorth A, Sheppard AL, Naroo SA, Shah S, Buckhurst P, Hall LA & Young G 2013 'Exploring the optimum step size for defocus curves' J Cataract Refract Surg 39, (6) 873-880 Author Site , DOI
Buckhurst PJ, Wolffsohn JS, Gupta N, Naroo SA, Davies LN & Shah S 2012 'Development of a questionnaire to assess the relative subjective benefits of presbyopia correction' J Cataract Refract Surg 38, (1) 74-79 Author Site , DOI
Shah S, Sheppard AL, Castle J, Baker D, Buckhurst PJ, Naroo SA, Davies LN & Wolffsohn JS 2012 'Refractive outcomes of laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy for myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism using a 213 nm wavelength solid-state laser' J Cataract Refract Surg 38, (5) 746-751 Author Site , DOI
Wolffsohn JS, Davies LN, Naroo SA, Buckhurst PJ, Gibson GA, Gupta N, Craig JP & Shah S 2011 'Evaluation of an open-field autorefractor's ability to measure refraction and hence potential to assess objective accommodation in pseudophakes' Br J Ophthalmol 95, (4) 498-501 Author Site , DOI
Wolffsohn JS & Buckhurst PJ 2010 'Objective analysis of toric intraocular lens rotation and centration' J Cataract Refract Surg 36, (5) 778-782 Author Site , DOI
Buckhurst PJ, Wolffsohn JS, Naroo SA & Davies LN 2010 'Rotational and centration stability of an aspheric intraocular lens with a simulated toric design' J Cataract Refract Surg 36, (9) 1523-1528 Author Site , DOI
Buckhurst PJ, Wolffsohn JS, Davies LN & Naroo SA 2010 'Surgical correction of astigmatism during cataract surgery' Clin Exp Optom 93, (6) 409-418 Author Site , DOI
Buckhurst PJ, Wolffsohn JS, Shah S, Naroo SA, Davies LN & Berrow EJ 2009 'A new optical low coherence reflectometry device for ocular biometry in cataract patients' Br J Ophthalmol 93, (7) 949-953 Author Site , DOI
Buckhurst PJ, wolffsohn JS, Naroo SA, Davies LN, Bhogal G, Kipuloti A & Shah S 0 'Multifocal intraocular lens differentiation using defocus curves' Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science (Under review)
Reviews
Buckhurst PJ, naroo SA & Shah S 2010 'Advanced Intraocular Lens Designs' European Ophthalmic Review 4, 82-86
Conference Papers
Hamer C, Shum G, Bunn L, Marsden J, Buckhurst H, Purslow C, Habib N & Buckhurst PJ 2016 'The Effect of Loss of Contrast and Distortion on Vision and Mobility Tasks'
Buckhurst PJ, Hamer C, Buckhurst H, Purslow C & Habib N 2016 'Validity of prediction models used to determine post-operative corneal shape following cataract surgery'
Hamer C, Habib N, Buckhurst H, Purslow C, Buckhurst PJ & Sci FHH 2015 'Do toric IOL calculators accurately predict the shift in orientation of the steepest corneal meridian following cataract surgery?'
Oehring D, Purslow C, Buckhurst PJ & Buckhurst H 2015 'Investigating the association between ocular biometry and corneal biomechanics in healthy human'
Szostek N, Buckhurst H, Purslow C, Collinson A & Buckhurst PJ 2015 'Relationship between the subjective measurement of accommodative facility and the objective assessment of the dynamic accommodative response'
Buckhurst PJ, Hamer C, Buckhurst H, Purslow C & Habib N 2015 'The relationship between corneal astigmatism and refractive astigmatic error in pseudophkic eyes'

Other academic activities

Journal manuscript reviewer:

1. British Journal of Ophthalmology
2. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye
3. Clinical and Experimental Optometry
4. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics
5. Optometry and Vision Science
6. Clinical Ophthalmology