Paramdeep Bilkhu



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    Dr Bilkhu is a therapeutic optometrist and postdoctoral researcher at Aston University, with interests in presbyopia treatment and anterior eye disease management. He is also a module leader for Independent Prescribing for Optometrists, elective studies supervisor on the Ophthalmic Doctorate programme, and teaches in a range of clinics on the Optometry programme.


    • BSc(Hons) in Optometry, Aston University, 2008
    • PhD in Anterior Eye Disease, Aston University, 2013
    • PgCert in Clincal Optometry, Aston University, 2014
    • DipTp(IP) in Ocular Therapeutics, The College of Optometrists, 2015
    • PgCertHE in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, Aston University, 2019

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Member of the Association of Optometrists
    • Member of The College of Optometrists (MCOptom)
    • Fellow of The British Contact Lens Association (FBCLA)
    • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

    Research Interests

    Dr Bilkhu's personal research interests include modelling allergic conjunctivitis using a controlled environmental chamber, and developing diagnostic techniques for and treatment of allergic conjunctivitis and dry eye. Post-doctoral research has focussed on surgical presbyopia correction; contact lens performance; and meobomian gland dysfunction treatment.


    Teaching Activity

    Module leader and elective studies supervisor on the DOptom/DOphSc executive development programme for:

    • Ocular Therapeutics (OP4OT1)
    • Prescribing for Disorders of the Eye (OP4OT2)
    • General Ocular Therapeutics (OP4GOT)

    Teaching assistant and clinical demonstrator on the BSc(Hons) Optometry undergraduate programme for:

    • Clinical Optometry (OP1CO1)
    • Contact Lenses (OP2CL1)
    • Primary Care (OP3PC1)


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