Professor Phillip Buckhurst
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Professor Phillip Buckhurst

Professor of Optometry

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)

Phillip can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Optometry
  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic instrumentation
  • Intraocular lens
  • Cataract surgery
  • Adaptive optics
  • Optician training
  • Eyecare
Biography

Biography

Qualifications

Prof Phillip Buckhurst graduated from Aston University in 2003 with a degree in Optometry. Following this he practiced in the Northwest region 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 was a member of a team of academics tasked with developing the new undergraduate Optometry program. In 2016 he was appointed as Associate Head of School for research within the school of Health Professions, chair of the undergraduate ethics committee and co-ordinator of unit of Assessment 3 return for the 2021 Research excellence Framework. In 2019 he was appointed as an interim Associate Dean for research for the faculty of health.

Phillip is now the Academic lead for Optometry within the school of health professions.  
As well as this integral role within the optometry team he is actively involved with research examining the outcomes of cataract surgery and is particularly interested in evaluating intraocular lens designs both in-vivo and through optical bench testing. Phillips other interests are in the mechanism of accommodation, effect of ocular aberrations and in Ophthalmic instrumentation.

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)

Roles on external bodies

Vice President of the British society of Refractive Surgery

Committee member for the British Standards Institute -- intraocular lenses.

Key publications

Law E, Aggarwal R, Buckhurst H, Kasaby H, Marsden J, Shum G & Buckhurst P (2020) 'Visual Function and Subjective Perception of Vision following bilateral implantation of monofocal and multifocal intraocular lenses: A Randomised Controlled Trial' Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 46, (7) 1020-1020 , DOI Open access
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Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Module leadership

  • First year Geometric and Physical Optics (10 credits) 2011 to 2017
  • Development and delivery of 18 of the 22 lectures
  • Development and delivery for all 10 two-hour practical sessions
  • Assessment of students through an end of module assessment

First year Visual Optics and Opthalmic lenses (20 credits) 2011 to 2017

  • Development and delivery of 12 of the 22 lectures
  • Development and delivery for all 22 practical sessions
  • Assessment of students through an end of module assessment

Second year Binocular Vision and Neurophysiology (20 credits) 2012 to present

  • Development and delivery of all 22 lectures
  • Development and delivery for all 10 two-hour practical sessions
  • Assessment of students through an end of module assessment

Final year Project Studies 2 (20 credits) 2013 to 2016

  • Development and delivery of all 6 lectures
  • Supervision of 7 projects
  • Assessment of students through an end of module assessment

Module Teacher

First year evidence based Practice (10 credits) 2011 to 2013

  • Development and delivery of 8 seminar sessions
  • Assessment of students through an end of module assessment

Second year Specialist clinical skills (20 credits) 2011 to present

  • Development and delivery of 3 lecture sessions
  • Development and delivery of 3 two-hour practical sessions
  • OSCE examiner

Second year Project Studies 1 (10 credits) 2012 to present

  • Supervision of 6 to 7 projects
  • Second marker for module

Final year Primary Care (20 credits) 2013 to present

  • Clinical supervisor in Primary care – 12 two-hour clinics
  • OSCE examiner

First year Clinical skills (20 credits) 2011 to Present

  • OSCE examiner

Second year Clinical skills (20 credits) 2012 to Present

  • OSCE examiner

Second year Optical Dispensing (20 credits) 2012 to Present

  • VIVA examiner
  • Personal tutor

Research

Research

Research interests

Intraocular lens assessment

Ophthalmic Instrumentation

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Completed PhD supervision

Students

Role as supervisor

Completed

Catriona Hamer

Director of studies

2015

Nicola Szostek 

Director of studies

2017

Daneila Oehring

Co-supervisor 

2017

Muhammad Afzam Shah

Co-supervisor

2018

Elizabeth Law Director of studies 2020


Current PhD supervision

Students

Role as supervisor

Mode of attendance

Start date

Sherrie Choy

Director of studies

Full time

September 2021

 

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 Hewson

Dr M Craven

 

Clinical Assessment of the WIOL-CF

May 2015

Medicem

£14,000

Dr P Buckhurst

Dr H Buckhurst

Dr P Hewson

Assessment of the Harmoni Modular IOL

August 2015

Clarvista Medical

£96,312

Dr P Buckhurst Dr H Buckhurst

Anterior eye imaging: Assessment of an aspheric toric IOL

October 2015

Bausch and Lomb

£98,600

Dr P Buckhurst

Dr H Buckhurst

Dr P Hewson Dr M Craven

Clincal assessment of a modular aspheric IOL

September 2015

Clarvista Medical

£96,312

Dr P Buckhurst Dr H Buckhurst

Evaluation of a micro-incision IOL

November 2017

Bausch and Lomb

£15,000

Dr P Buckhurst Dr H Buckhurst

Randomised clinical investigatorion on the Bi-flex M intraocular lens

November 2017

Medicontur

£20,000

Dr C Hamer

Dr P Buckhurst

Dr H Buckhurst

Dr G Shum

Comparison of pseudophakic vision and lifestyle changes using different intraocular lens designs

June 2019

Zeiss

£131,680

Dr P Buckhurst

Evaluation of Ocular Surface Disease Symptoms and Patient Satisfaction with Thealoz® Duo after 84 Days of Daily Treatment

June 2019

Thea

£4,780

Dr P Buckhurst

A prospective multicenter, post market observation study to evaluate rotational stability and visual actuity of the envista one-piece hydrophobe acrylic toric IOL MX60ET following cataract surgery

November 2019

Bausch and Lomb

£32,000

Dr P Buckhurst

H Buckhurst

McNeile C

Randomised clinical trial of the enVista trifocal intraocular lens

Feb 2020

 

Promedica

£46,650

 

 

 

Total

£928,122


Publications

Publications

Key publications

Law E, Aggarwal R, Buckhurst H, Kasaby H, Marsden J, Shum G & Buckhurst P (2020) 'Visual Function and Subjective Perception of Vision following bilateral implantation of monofocal and multifocal intraocular lenses: A Randomised Controlled Trial' Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 46, (7) 1020-1020 , DOI Open access

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Oehring D, David J, Buckhurst P & Buckhurst H (2021) 'Experimental Assessment of the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Non-contact Tonometer Airflows' Applied Sciences 11, (6) 2499-2499 , DOI Open access
Oehring D, Jenkins D, Buckhurst PJ & Buckhurst H (2021) 'Experimental Assessment of the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Non-Contact Tonometer Airflows' Applied Sciences 11, (6) 2499-2499 , DOI
Law E, Aggarwal R, Buckhurst H, Kasaby H, Marsden J, Shum G & Buckhurst P (2020) 'Visual Function and Subjective Perception of Vision following bilateral implantation of monofocal and multifocal intraocular lenses: A Randomised Controlled Trial' Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 46, (7) 1020-1020 , DOI Open access
Luger MHA, McAlinden C, Buckhurst PJ, Wolffsohn JS, Verma S & Arba-Mosquera S (2020) 'Long-term Outcomes After LASIK Using a Hybrid Bi-aspheric Micro-monovision Ablation Profile for Presbyopia Correction' Journal of Refractive Surgery 36, (2) 89-96 , DOI
Swampillai AJ, Khanan Kaabneh A, Habib NE, Hamer C & Buckhurst PJ (2020) 'Correction: Efficacy of toric intraocular lens implantation with high corneal astigmatism within the United Kingdom’s National Health Service' Eye 34, (6) 1153-1153 , DOI
Swampillai AJ, Kaabneh AK, Habib NE, Hamer C & Buckhurst PJ (2019) 'Efficacy of toric intraocular lens implantation with high corneal astigmatism within the United Kingdom’s National Health Service' Eye , DOI Open access
Del Aguila-Carrasco A, Papadatou E & Buckhurst P (2019) 'Measuring aberrations of multifocal and extended depth-of-focus intraocular lenses' Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 45, (10) , DOI Open access
Szostek N, Buckhurst H, Purslow C, Drew T, Collinson A & Buckhurst PJ (2018) 'Validation of Novel Metrics from the Accommodative Dynamic Profile' Vision 2, (3) 0-0 , DOI Open access
Dick HB, Schultz T, Lesieur G, Morselli S, Toso A, Alio JL, Buckhurst PJ & Johansson B (2018) 'Evaluation of clinical outcomes following implantation of a sub-2-mm hydrophilic acrylic MICS intraocular lens' International Ophthalmology , DOI Open access
Buckhurst PJ, Naroo SA, Davies LN, Shah S, Drew T & Wolffsohn JS (2017) 'Assessment of dysphotopsia in pseudophakic subjects with multifocal intraocular lenses' BMJ Open Ophthalmology 1, (1) 0-0 , DOI Open access
Szostek NL, Buckhurst H, Buckhurst P, Purslow C & Collinson A (2016) 'An introduction to nutrition for an optometrist' Optometry in Practice 17, (3) Open access
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 Open access
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 and Refractive Surgery 41, (11) 2424-2429 , DOI Open access
Luger MHA, 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 Open access
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 Open access
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, Naroo SA, Davies LN, Bhogal GK, Kipioti A & Shah S (2012) 'Multifocal Intraocular Lens Differentiation Using Defocus Curves' INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE 53, (7) 3920-3926 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
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
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
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, 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
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, 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
Shah S, Sheppard AL, Castle J, Baker D, Buckhurst PJ, Davies LN, Naroo SA & wolffsohn JS 'Refractive outcomes of laser epithelial keratomileusis for myopia, hyperopia and stigmatism using a 213 nm wavelength solid-state laser' Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Under review))
Buckhurst PJ, Wolffsohn JS, Gupta N, Naroo SA, Davies LN & Shah S 'Development of the Near Activity Visual Questionnaire (NAVQ) for Assessing the Relative Subjective Benefits of Presbyopia Correction' Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Reviews
Buckhurst PJ, naroo SA & Shah S (2010) 'Advanced Intraocular Lens Designs' European Ophthalmic Review 4, 82-86
Conference Papers
Law E, Buckhurst HD, Aggarwal R, Kasaby H & Buckhurst PJ (2018) 'Assessing and predicting the effective addition power of Multifocal intraocular lens'
Oehring D, Purslow C, Buckhurst P & Buckhurst H (2018) 'Biometric and dynamic predictors of ORA measures of corneal biomechanics' ARVO (Honululu)
Oehring D, Purslow C, Buckhurst PJ & Buckhurst HD (2018) 'Characterising biomechanical properties of healthy human corneas with the Ocular Response Analyser and CorvisST' ARVO (Honululu)
Szostek N, Buckhurst HD, Collinson A, Purslow C & Buckhurst PJ (2018) 'In vivo assessment of ciliary muscle morphology using swept source optical coherence tomography'
Buckhurst PJ, Rahim MASBA, Purslow C & Buckhurst HD (2018) 'Investigating the influence of using smart devices on the ocular accommodative response'
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' ARVO (Denver)
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'
Buckhurst P, Buckhurst H & Hamer C (2013) 'Assessment of ciliary muscle morphology using a new Fourier domain swept source anterior chamber optical coherence tomographer'
Buckhurst PJ, Wolffsohn IS, Naroo SA & Davies LN (2010) 'Stability of the Akreos Toric Intraocular Lens'
Wolffsohn JS, Buckhurst PJ, Naroo SA, Davies LN & Shah S (2010) 'Visual Function in Patient's Implanted With a Non-Concentric Multifocal Intraocular Lens'
Oehring D, Purslow C, Buckhurst P & Buckhurst H 'Measuring and Interpreting the biomechanical Properties of the Cornea' BCOVS
Personal

Personal

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