School:Vision and Hearing Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Vision and eye research
Dr Garcia-Porta is an Optometrist whose trajectory and education so far have combined research, teaching and clinical activities.
Dr Garcia-Porta is an optometrist with a Master’s degree in Clinical Optometry, who got her PhD in Vision Science at University of Santiago (Spain) in 2015. During her PhD, her research was focused on contact lenses and she did several internships in different research centers, like University of Minho (Portugal) or Aston University (UK).
In 2017, Dr Garcia-Porta moved to Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in Cambridge to develop a project funded by the European Union focused on the evaluation of the ocular surface damage in glaucoma patients, thanks to a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. She is currently working as a lecturer in Optometry since June 2019.
Her areas of specialisation include Ocular Surface, Contact Lenses and Aging eye. She currently has more than 30 conferences contributions and more than ten articles of scientific research and outreach published. Regarding her clinical experience, Nery spent six weeks in the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago (US), and nine months working as clinical optometrist in Spain's Quironsalud Hospital.
Dr Garcia-Porta is happy supervising projects related to contact lenses, dry eye disease, ocular surface or myopia.
BOptom (Hons) Optometry
PGCert Contact Lens Optician
FdSc Ophthalmic Dispensing
Previous teaching responsibilities before joining ARU:
Otero, C., Garcia-Porta, N., Tabernero, J., Pardhan, S. Comparison of different smartphone cameras to evaluate conjunctival hyperaemia in normal subjects. Scientific reports (accepted).
Garcia-Porta, N., Gantes-Nuñez F.J., Tabernero, J., Pardhan, S. Characterization of the ocular surface temperature dynamics in glaucoma subjects using long-wave infrared thermal imaging. Journal of the Optical Society of America A. Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 1584-1584(2019)
García-Porta, N., Mann, A., Sáez-Martínez, V., Franklin, V., Wolffsohn, J.S., Tighe, B., 2017. The potential influence of Schirmer strip variables on dry eye disease characterisation, and on tear collection and analysis. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2018;41:47-53.
Garcia-Porta, N., Rico-del-Viejo, L., Martin-Gil, A., Carracedo, G., Pintor, J., González-Méijome J.M., 2016. Differences in Dry Eye Questionnaire (DEQ) symptoms in two different modalities of contact lens (CL) wear: silicone-hydrogel in daily wear basis and overnight orthokeratology. BioMed Research International. Volume 2016, Article ID 1242845, 9 pages.
García-Porta, N., Rico-del-Viejo, L., Ferreira-Neves, H., Peixoto-de-Matos, S., Queirós, A., González-Méijome, J.M., 2015. Performance of Three Multipurpose Disinfecting Solutions with a Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lens. BioMed Research International. Volume 2015, Article ID 216932, 13 pages.
Garcia-Porta, N., Fernandes, P., Queiros, A., Salgado-Borges, J., Parafita-Mato, M., González-Méijome, J.M., 2014. Corneal Biomechanical Properties in Different Ocular Conditions and New Techniques. ISRN ophthalmology. 2014:724546.
Van-der-Worp, E., Bornman, D., Lopes-Ferreira, D., Faria-Ribeiro, M., Garcia-Porta, N., González-Méijome, J.M.., 2014. Modern Scleral Contact Lenses: a Review. Contact Lens & Anterior Eye (CLAE). 2014;37:240-50.
González-Pérez, J., Villa-Collar, C., García-Porta, N., González-Méijome, J.M., Parafita, M., 2012. Long-term Changes in Corneal Structure and Tear Inflammatory Mediators after Corneal Refractive Therapy and LASIK. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS). 2012; 53:5301-1.
García-Porta N, Tabernero J, Bourne R, Pardhan S, 2018. Poster: The effect of environmental stress on the ocular surface temperature in glaucoma patients. American Academy, San Antonio, USA, November 2018.
García-Porta N, Tabernero J, Pardhan S, 2018. Oral communication: Effect of environmental stress on blinking rate and tear film stability. British Congress of Optometry BCOVS18, Cambridge, UK, September, 2018.
Tabernero J, García-Porta N, Pardhan S, 2018. Oral communication: Long wave infrared thermal imaging to study the effects of changing environmental conditions on the ocular surface. Vision and Physiological Optics Conference VPO2018, Athens, Greece, August, 2018.
García-Porta N, Tabernero J, Pardhan S, 2018. Oral communication: Effect of the environmental stress on the ocular surface temperature. International Conference of Optometry and Vision science CIOCV’2018, Braga, Portugal, April 2018.
Garcia-Porta N, Tabernero J, Pardhan S., 2017. Oral communication: Ocular Surface damage in glaucoma patients. International Workshop on the Impact of Auditory and Visual Impairment AVICCS2017, Shenzhen, China, December 2017.
García-Porta N, Mann A, Franklin V, Saez V, Wolffsohn J, Tighe B, 2016. Oral communication: Influencia de la tira de Schirmer utilizada en el valor de Schirmer obtenido. International Conference of Optometry, Contact Lenses and Ophthalmic Optics OPTOM2016, Madrid, Spain, April 2016.
García-Porta N, Mann A, Franklin V, Saez V, Wolffsohn J, González-Méijome JM, Tighe B, 2015. Oral communication: Could the results obtained with the Schirmer test be affected by the strip chosen? International Conference of Optometry and Vision science CIOCV’2015, Braga, Portugal, April 2015.
García-Porta N, Rico-del-Viejo L, Faria-Ribeiro M, González-Pérez J, Queirós A, González-Méijome JM, 2014. Oral communication: Cambios en la biomecánica corneal con dos modalidades diferentes de uso de LC. VISER’14. Santiago de Compostela, Spain, November 2014.
Garcia-Porta N, Rico-del-Viejo L, González-Pérez J, Queirós A, Carracedo G, González-Méijome JM, 2013. Oral communication: Comfort and Dryness Symptoms with Silicone Hydrogel and Orthokeratology Lenses: Pilot Cross-over Study. EuroOK Meeting (BrusselsOK), Brussels, Belgium, June 2013.
García-Porta N, Rico-del-Viejo L, Lopes-Ferreira D, Neves H, González-Méijome JM, 2013. Poster: Pilot study on the Clinical Performance of Three Different Multipurpose Solutions with a Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lens. BCLA Clinical Conference & Exhibition. Manchester, UK, June 2013.
Interviews in several Spanish local newspapers (El Progreso, Faro de Vigo and El Correo Gallego).
Two interviews in a Spanish blog, one of them about my experience as a researcher in the UK. See https://doctoradoopticayoptometria.com/nerygarciainvestigacionuk/.