Dr Juan F Tabernero

Visiting Reader

Vision and Eye Research Institute

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Medicine

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Vision and eye research

Juan Tabernero is a physicist and an expert in the field of the optics of the eye, advanced ophthalmic instrumentation and optical design. He is a Visiting Reader with our Vision and Eye Research Institute.

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Background

Juan obtained his MSc in physics at the University of Salamanca in 2002, followed by a PhD in 2007 from Universidad de Murcia. From 2008-9 he was a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Tuebingen in Germany, working in the field of myopia. Then, from 2010-16 he occupied several positions at the University of Murcia, including a Juan de la Cierva Fellowship.

In 2016, Juan joined our Vision and Eye Research Institute as a Reader, where he developed clinical research related to visual optics. He re-joined the University of Murcia as an Assistant Professor in 2019, but remains a Visiting Reader at ARU.

Juan's research articles have received more than 1000 citations and an h-index of 19. He is also inventor of three international patents granted to companies of the sector and he is a co-founder, participant and member of the start-up VOPTICA. He has been a visiting researcher in some of the most prestigious visual optics lab in the world.

Spoken Languages

  • Spanish 
  • English 

Research interests

  • Visual and physiological optics
  • Optical and ophthalmic instrumentation
  • Optical design of intra-ocular lenses
  • Myopia

Areas of research supervision

Master thesis supervised

Title: Estudio de las oscilaciones Post-sacádicas del cristalino En función de la Acomodación (Post-saccadic oscillations of the crystalline lens as a function of accommodation; year: 2015)

Student: Andrea Carrillo Aleman

Title: Cálculo de la potencia de lentes intraoculares mediante trazado de rayos (Ray-tracing calculation of Intraocular lens dioptric power; year: 2014)

Student: Rául Duarte Toledo

Qualifications

PhD

Awards

Juan Tabernero is the 2012 recipient of the Carl Zeiss European young investigator award on Ophthalmic Research: http://www.vision-research.eu/index.php?id=765

Memberships, editorial boards

  • OSA; Vice-chair of the Applications of Visual Sciences OSA Technical group
  • ARVO
  • Member of the scientific committee of the Visual and Physiological Optics (VPO) meeting

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Grants

Title of the project: Advanced Visual Optics (Principal Investigator: Juan Tabernero)

Project reference: 256468; Funded under: FP7-PEOPLE; From 2010-10-01 to 2013-09-30, closed project

Total cost: EUR 45 000; EU contribution: EUR 45 000

Patents

INTRAOCULAR LENS FOR CORRECTING CORNEAL COMA.

International Application No: CT/EP2006/010346 Publication Date: 03.05.2007 International Filing Date: 26.10.2006

Inventors: J. Tabernero, P. Artal, P. Piers

METHOD FOR THE IN VIVO MEASUREMENT OF THE ALIGNMENT OF THE OPTICAL COMPONENTS OF THE EYE AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING SAME

International Application No.: PCT/ES2007/000393 Publication Date: 10.01.2008 International Filing Date: 29.06.2007Inventors: J. Tabernero, P. Artal

INTRAOCULAR LENS SYSTEM.

International Application No.: PCT/GB2014/052458, Publication Date: 19.02.2015 Pub. No.: WO/2015/022514

Inventors: M. A. Qureshi, P. Artal, S. Robbie, J. Tabernero

Selected recent publications

S.J. Robbie, J. Tabernero, P. Artal, M.A. Qureshi. Initial Clinical Results with a Novel Monofocal-Type Intraocular Lens for Extended Macular Vision in Patients with Macular Degeneration. J. Refract. Surg. 34(11), 718-725 (2018).

J. Tabernero, L. Hervella, A. Benito, L. Conde, J. Ordoñana, M. Ruiz-Sánchez, J. M. Marín, P. Artal. Micrometric control of the optics of the human eye: environment or genes. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 58, 1964-1970 (2017).

J. Tabernero, E. Chirre, L. Hervella, P. Prieto, P. Artal. The accommodative ciliary muscle function is preserved in older humans. Nature Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 25551 (2016).

J. Tabernero, M. A. Qureshi, S. Robbie, P. Artal. An aspheric intraocular telescope for age-related macular degeneration patients, Biomed. Opt. Exp., 6(3), 1010-1020 (2015).

J. Tabernero, P. Artal. Saccadic suppression and lens oscillations in the human eye. PLOS One, 9(4), Article number: e95764 (2014).

J. Tabernero, D. Vazquez, A. Seidemann, D. Uttenweiler, F. Schaeffel. Effects of myopic spectacle correction and radial refractive gradient spectacles on peripheral refraction. Vis. Res., 49, 2176-2186 (2009).

J. Tabernero, F. Schaeffel. More irregular eye shape in low myopia than in emmetropia. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 50, 4516-4522 (2009).

P. Artal, J. Tabernero. The eye´s aplanatic answer. Nature Photonics, 2, 586-589 (2008).

J. Tabernero, A. Benito, V. Nourrit, P. Artal. Instrument for measuring the misalignments of ocular surfaces. Opt. Exp. 14, 10945-10956 (2006).

J. Tabernero, P. Piers, A. Benito, M. Redondo, P. Artal. Predicting the Optical Performance of Eyes Implanted with IOLs to Correct Spherical Aberration. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 47, 4651-4658 (2006).

Recent presentations and conferences

Conference abstracts

J. Tabernero, A. Benito, P. Piers, V. Nourrit, M. Redondo and P. Artal. “Effect of misalignments in IOLs correcting spherical aberration”, II EOS Topical Meeting on Physiological Optics, Granada, Spain, 2004

J.Tabernero, A.Benito, P.Piers, V.Nourrit, M.Redondo, P.Artal. “Aberrations Produced by misalignments of intraocular lenses in Pseudophakic eyes”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 200

J. Tabernero, “How Robust to Misalignments are IOLs Correcting Spherical Aberration”, 6th International Congress of Wavefront Sensing and Optimized Refractive Corrections, Athens, Greece, 200

J.Tabernero, A.Benito, P.Piers, M.Redondo, P.Artal. “Virtual Cataract Surgery: A Customized Model to Predict the Optical Performance of Eyes Implanted With IOLs”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2005

P.A. Piers, J.Tabernero, A.Benito, M.Redondo, P.Artal, “Optical and Visual Performance Are Well Correlated in Pseudophakic Eyes”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2005

J.Tabernero, P.Piers, P.Artal. “An Intraocular Lens Correcting Corneal Coma” Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2006

S.D. Klyce, J.Tabernero, E.J. Sarver, P.Artal. “The Functional Optical Zone (FOZ) After Keratorefractive Surgery”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2006

P. Artal, J. Tabernero, A. Benito. "Modeling The Mechanism Of Compensation Of aberrations In Real Eyes", Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2006

J.Tabernero, P.Piers, P.Artal. “Predicting Depth of Focus in Pseudophakic Eyes With Aspheric IOLs Using a Customized Polychromatic Modeling”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2007

C.Canovas, J.Tabernero, P.Artal. “Optimized IOL Power Predicted by Customized Modelling”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2007

J. Tabernero, P. Artal. “Modeling the Mechanism of Compensation of Aberrations for Accommodation and Age”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2008

M. Bird, J. Tabernero, P. Artal, H.A. Weeber, P.A. Piers. “Simulated Eye Model Experiments for Selecting a Depth-of-Focus Metric” Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2008

J. Tabernero, F. Schaeffel. “Effects of Myopic Spectacle Correction on the Human Peripheral Refractive State as Measured by Eccentric Photorefraction” 12nd International Myopia Conference, Cairns, Australia, 2008. (INVITED)

J. Tabernero. “IOL to correct corneal coma. A new concept” 10th International Congress of Wavefront Sensing and Optimized Refractive Corrections, Alicante, Spain, 2009 (INVITED)

E. Berrio, J. Tabernero, P. Pérez, P. Artal. “Optical Alignment and Aberrations of Human Eyes as a Function of Age”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2009

J. Tabernero, F. Schaeffel. “Continuous Peripheral Refraction Profiles Measured With a Scanning Infrared Photoretinoscope in Myopic and Emmetropic Students”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2009

J. Tabernero. “Compensación de las aberraciones en el ojo humano. Inspiración para nuevos diseños de lentes Intraoculares” V Congreso Internacional de Oftalmología. Medellín, Colombia, 2009 (INVITED)

J. Tabernero, F. Schaeffel. “A new fast scanning infrared photoretinoscope to measure peripheral refraction as a function of accommodation”, 93rd Annual meeting of the Optical Society of America, San Jose, USA, 2009

J. Tabernero, A. Ohlendorf, M.D. Fischer, U. Schiefer, F. Schaeffel “Classification of Continuous Peripheral Refractive Profiles, Measured With a Scanning Infrared Photoretinoscope in an Adult Population”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2010

J. Tabernero “Peripheral refraction: new methods to measure fast and comfortably” 13th International Myopia Conference, Tubingen, Germany, 2010. (INVITED)

J. Tabernero, P. Artal. “Optical Modelling In Real Eyes Of A Corneal Small Aperture Inlay To Increase Depth Of Focus”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2011

C. Schwarz, J. Tabernero, E.J. Fernández, P. Artal. “Visual Simulation Of Binocular Depth Of Focus With A Corneal Small Aperture Inlay”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2011

Juan Tabernero, Nino Hirnschall, Sophie Tatzreiter, Oliver Findl, Pablo Artal. “Determining The Stability Of Implanted Iols With A Dynamic Purkinje-meter System”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2012

Silvestre Manzanera, Christina Schwarz, Enrique J. Fernandez, Juan Tabernero, Pedro M. Prieto, Pablo Artal. “Comparison of Through Focus Binocular Visual Acuity with a Small Aperture and Monovision”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2012

Enrique J. Fernandez, Christina Schwarz, Pedro M. Prieto, Silvestre Manzanera, Juan Tabernero, Pablo Artal. “Stereoacuity with Monovision and Small Aperture Approaches to Correct for Presbyopia”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2012

J. Tabernero, P. Artal. “Dynamic Purkinje-meter system to evaluate lens stability”, 6th EOS Topical Meeting on Physiological Optics, Dublin, Ireland, 2012

J. Tabernero, A. Fernández, P. Artal. “Stability of the human crystalline lens measured with a high temporal resolution dynamic Purkinje-meter system”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, USA, 2013

S. Manzanera, J. Tabernero, A. Benito, A. Vilupuru, P. Prieto, P. Artal. “Distribution of Achromatizing Pupil Positions and First Purkinje Reflections in a Normal Population”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, USA, 2013

A. Vilupuru, J. Tabernero, P. Artal. “Tolerance to astigmatism with a small aperture corneal inlay”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, USA, 2013

J. Tabernero, P. Artal. “Crystalline lens wobbling as a function of age and accommodation”, 7th EOS Topical Meeting on Visual and Physiological Optics, Wroclaw, Poland, 2014

J. Tabernero, L. Hervella, A. Benito, L. Conde, J. Ordoñana, M. Ruiz-Sánchez, J. M. Marín, P. Artal. “Heritability of ocular, corneal and lens optical aberrations”, Annual meeting of the association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Denver, USA, 2015

J. Tabernero, P. Artal. “Stability of the iris and the crystalline lens after saccadic eye movements”, International Pupil Colloquium, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2015

J. Tabernero, Lucia Hervella, Antonio Benito, Pablo Artal. “Heritability of ocular and corneal optical aberrations”, 15th International Myopia Conference, Wenzhou, China, 2015

Conference session chair

13th International Myopia Conference, Tubingen, Germany, 2010. Co-chairman and co-organizer of the session "Off-axis optics and off axis error signals, local compensation of refractive errors"

Annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2012. Moderator of the session "Myopia II: Clinics"

15th International Myopia Conference, Wenzhou, China, 2015. Co-chairman of the session "Optics and heritability (genes)"