Noemi Lois

    Professor Noemi Lois

    Clinical Professor

    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 6462, +44 (0)28 90633325

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    Bio sketch: Noemi Lois, MD, PhD, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth

    Noemi Lois is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Queens University and an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. 

    After completing her training in Ophthalmology she completed clinical fellowships in 1) Ocular Oncology at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, with Drs Jerry and Carol Shields, 2) Medical Retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, with Prof Alan Bird, and 3) Vitreoretinal Surgery at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital with Prof David Wong.  Noemi then moved to Aberdeen, Scotland, where she worked as full time Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon for 13 years.

    Noemi joined Queens University in 2013 where she has been leading a programme of preclinical and clinical research focused on diabetic retinopathy and its complications.  This programme of research extends from pathogenic mechanisms of disease and risk stratification to new therapies, including determining the most cost-effective therapeutic alternatives for this disease.  Other research interests include retinal vein occlusion, vitreoretinal surgery and Stargardt disease. 

    Noemi is Chief Investigator of two large multicentre trials funded by NIHR-HTA: EMERALD (Effectiveness of Multimodal imaging for the Evaluation of Retinal oedema And New vesseLs in Diabetic retinopathy) and DIAMONDS (Diabetic Macular Oedema aNd Diode Subthreshold micropulse laser).  

    Noemi has published over 100 articles in peer review journals [Scopus h-index (January 2019)=37], 13 book chapters and is editor of 3 textbooks, one on its second edition; is ad-hoc referee for numerous peer-review journals and funding bodies and has given numerous lectures as guest speaker at national and international meetings in China, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, USA and the UK.  Noemi is editorial board member for several journals including the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group and has participated, as a member of the Evidence Review Group, in 10 Single Technology Appraisals for the UK National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on new therapies for eye diseases.

    Frequent Journals

    • British Journal of Ophthalmology

      ISSNs: 0007-1161

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1468-2079

      BMJ Publishing Group

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 1.872 SNIP 1.495


    • Investigative Opthalmology and Visual Science

      ISSNs: 0146-0404

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1552-5783

      Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Inc.

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 1.933 SNIP 1.155


    • Retina

      ISSNs: 0275-004X

      Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 2.326 SNIP 1.42


    • Ophthalmology

      ISSNs: 0161-6420

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1549-4713

      Elsevier Inc.

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 4.198 SNIP 2.771


    • American Journal of Ophthalmology

      ISSNs: 0002-9394

      Elsevier USA

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 2.854 SNIP 1.754


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