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Personal profile

Employment

  • 1995-8: AO-Geselle, Handwerkskammer Ulm, Germany
  • 1998: Betr.Ass. HWK (IHK), IHK Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1998-9: General Optometric Practice, Germany
  • 2003: Dipl.Ing.(FH) Augenoptik, Aalen University, Germany
  • 2003-5: Wissenschaftl. MA (Augenoptik), Aalen University, Germany
  • 2005-8: PhD, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
  • 2008: Lecturer, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Research Interests

  • Ocular haemodynamics
  • Systemic vascular disease and its impact upon the ocular circulation and visual function
  • Optical Imaging systems

Teaching Activity

First year (BSc/ MOptom)

  • Basic Investigative Techniques (practical sessions)

Second year (BSc/ MOptom)

  • Further Investigative Techniques (practical sessions)

Third year  (BSc/ MOptom)

  • Elective studies

Fouth year (MOptom)

  • Retinal and Macula Disorders (module lead)

Flexible Framework

  • Glaucoma (module lead)

Contact Details

Email: R.Heitmar1@aston.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 121 204 3853

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert

PhD

1 Oct 200530 Nov 2008

MA

15 Mar 19993 May 2003

External positions

External Examiner

1 Sep 201630 Sep 2020

External Advisor (Masters in Optometry), Aarhus Universitet

1 Aug 201530 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • RE Ophthalmology
  • vessel density
  • vessel calibre
  • vessel reactivity
  • vessel oximetry
  • blood flow
  • blood velocity
  • oxidative stress
  • oxygen saturation
  • retinopathy
  • diabetes
  • AMD
  • sleep apnoea
  • cardiovascular
  • cerebrovascular
  • imaging

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Research Output 2008 2019

Open Access
File
eye diseases
Crocus sativus
saffron
Eye Diseases
clinical trials

The relationship of systemic markers of haemostasis with retinal blood vessel responses in cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes

Heitmar, R., Nicholl, P., Lee, B., Lau, YC. & Lip, GYH., 2018, In : British Journal of Biomedical Science. 75, 3, p. 116-121 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flickering
Retinal Vessels
Blood vessels
Medical problems
Platelets

Regulation of oxygen saturation in retinal blood vessels in response to dynamic exercise

Heitmar, R., Vekria, P. & Cubbidge, R. P., 2 Nov 2017, In : Acta Ophthalmologica. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Retinal Vessels
Exercise
Oxygen
Blood Pressure
Intraocular Pressure

Retinal vessel diameters and reactivity in diabetes mellitus and/or cardiovascular disease

Heitmar, R., Lip, G. Y. H., Ryder, R. E. & Blann, A. D., 26 Apr 2017, In : Cardiovascular Diabetology. 16, 10 p., 56.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Retinal Vessels
Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Diseases
Constriction
Dilatation

The influence of simulated cataract on retinal vessel oximetry measurements

Heitmar, R. & Attardo, A., Feb 2016, In : Acta Ophthalmologica. 94, 1, p. 48-55 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Retinal Vessels
Oximetry
Cataract
Lenses
Oxygen

Thesis

Retinal characteristics of myopic eyes in a semi-rural UK population

Author: Hill, D., 13 Mar 2019

Supervisor: Logan, N. S. (Supervisor) & Heitmar, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisOphthalmic Doctorate

File

Retinal vessel analysis: flicker reproducibility, methodological standardisations and practical limitations

Author: Kalitzeos, A., 12 Mar 2014

Supervisor: Heitmar, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Activities 2012 2013

  • 8 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Invited talk

European Association for Vision and Eye Research conference 2013

Rebekka Heitmar (Participant)
18 Sep 201321 Sep 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

AVRO 2013 annual meeting

Rebekka Heitmar (Participant)
5 May 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

EVER

Rebekka Heitmar (Organiser)
14 Oct 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

EVER

Rebekka Heitmar (Participant)
10 Oct 201214 Oct 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

ISER 2012 XX Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research

Rebekka Heitmar (Participant)
22 Jul 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference