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Dirk studied and practised ophthalmic dispensing and optometry in Germany before obtaining a Master’s degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He came to Glasgow in 1999 when he joined the department as a research student to work with Prof Gordon Heron and Dr Lyle Gray on the dynamics of the human accommodation response. He completed his PhD in 2003 following which he was appointed as a lecturer teaching speciality clinics, physiological optics and contact lenses.
Dirk’s current research interests include changes in the quality of the retinal image before and after the onset of myopia, size and blur perception in different refractive groups and various aspects of the accommodation response with regard to retinal defocus and refractive error development.
Seidel, D., Gray, L.S., & Heron, G. (2003). Retinotopic accommodation responses in myopia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 44 (3), 1035-1041.
Seidel, D., Gray, L.S., & Heron, G. (2005). The effect of monocular and binocular viewing on the accommodation response to real targets in emmetropia and myopia. Optom Vis Sci, 82 (4), 279-285.
Day, M., Strang, N.C., Seidel, D., Gray, L.S., & Mallen, E.A. (2006). Refractive group differences in accommodation microfluctuations with changing accommodation stimulus. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt, 26 (1), 88-96.
Day, M., Strang, N.C., Seidel, D., Gray, L.S (2007) Technical Note: Effect of contact lenses on measurement of the accommodation microfluctuations. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt, Online Early publication DOI:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2007.00522.x