Dr. Cathleen Fedtke graduated from the School of Optometry at the University of Applied Sciences in Germany (Aalen) in 2006, before completing her PhD at the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the University of New South Wales in Australia (Sydney) in 2011. Her PhD topic specialised in the development of a new clinical instrument (the BHVI-EyeMapper), which, being dedicated to measure global refraction profiles, can be of particular application to better understand and monitor myopia progression. Since the completion of her PhD, she has worked at the Brien Holden Vision Institute as Project Manager (myopia control) and Senior Research Fellow.
Dr. Fedtke has several publications in peer reviewed journals, is a co-inventor of patents relating to myopia and instrumentation, and has presented at national and international conferences. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), a Visiting Fellow of the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences at the Univeristy of New South Wales and a member of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).