Dr Alberto Recchioni PhD, FBCLA, FHEA

Dr Alberto Recchioni

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing
Research Fellow (Optometry)
Honorary Research Imaging Optometrist

Contact details

Academic Unit of Ophthalmology
Institute of Inflammation and Ageing
Centre for Translational Inflammation Research
University of Birmingham Research Laboratories
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
B15 2WB

Alberto Recchioni is a Research Fellow (Optometry) at the University of Birmingham. He holds honorary contracts with both Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) and with Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals (SWBH) at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. He has a specialist expertise in investigating the ocular surface in patients with autoimmune syndromes and rare conditions and providing a fully comprehensive set of non-invasive objective measurements able to track the changes before and after innovative treatments.

He is also part of the Academic Unit of Ophthalmology whose research interests are based on the inflammatory mechanism in the ocular environment, including immunologically mediated OSD and intraocular inflammation (uveitis), and biomaterial device impact on wound healing and scarring in ocular tissues.


• 2022 Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) Developing and Enhancing Your Professional Practice, University of Birmingham, UK
• 2020 Higher Education Futures institute Horizon Award, University of Birmingham, UK
• 2020 Doctor of Optometry (PhD), Aston University UK and University of Valencia, Spain
• 2018 Certificate in Management of Dry Eye & Contact Lens Retention British Contact Lens Association (BCLA)
• 2015 Master of Science (MSc) Advanced Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Valencia, Spain
• 2013 Master of Science (MSc) Optometry and Vision, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain
• 2012 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Optics and Optometry, University of Padua, Italy

Other activities

• Editorial Board Member of the Scandinavian Journal of Optometry and Visual Science (2020 up to date) link: https://www.sjovs.org/index.php/SJOVS/about/editorialTeam.
• Research partner at the COMIB Optics and Optometry Research Centre at the University of Milano Bicocca (Italy).
• Research partner at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience of the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden).

• Research Imaging Optometrist for the Optimising Assessment in Sjögren’s Syndrome (OASIS) clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB).
• Research Imaging Optometrist for advanced anterior segment imaging (in-vivo confocal microscopy, swept-source anterior segment OCT) at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals (SWBH).
• Hospital Optometrist with core services in refraction, medical contact lens, low vision and paediatric optometry at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals (SWBH).

Patient Groups and Charities
• Eye Drops Patient Focus Group – Clinical partner


Recent publications


Recchioni, A, Barua, A & Dominguez-Vicent, A 2023, 'Enhancing Clinical Decision-Making in Complex Corneal Disorders: The Role of In-Vivo Confocal Microscopy', Life, vol. 13, no. 3, 679. https://doi.org/10.3390/life13030679

Slade, AL, Recchioni, A, Aiyegbusi, OL, Retzer, A, Nice, L, Dancey, E, Calvert, MJ & Rauz, S 2023, 'Identifying patient-valued outcomes for use in early phase trials of ocular surface disease interventions', The Ocular Surface. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2023.07.005

Zeri, F, Silvia, T, Naroo, SA, Recchioni, A, Menduni, F, Ponzini, E, Chalmers, R & Desiato, A 2023, 'Italian translation and validation of the Contact Lens Dry Eye Questionnaire-8 (CLDEQ-8)', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2023.101842

Wang, MTM, Craig, JP, Vidal-Rohr, M, Menduni, F, Dhallu, S, Ipek, T, Acar, D, Recchioni, A, France, A, Kingsnorth, A, Speakman, S & Wolffsohn, JS 2022, 'Impact of digital screen use and lifestyle factors on dry eye disease in the paediatric population', The Ocular Surface, vol. 24, pp. 64-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2022.01.001

Speakman, S, Wang, MTM, Muntz, A, Vidal-Rohr, M, Menduni, F, Dhallu, S, Ipek, T, Acar, D, Recchioni, A, France, A, Kingsnorth, A, Wolffsohn, JS & Craig, JP 2022, 'Investigating the diagnostic utility of non-invasive tear film stability and breakup parameters: A prospective diagnostic accuracy study', The Ocular Surface, vol. 25, pp. 72-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2022.04.006

Di Vizio, A & Recchioni, A 2022, 'SOPTI Meeting Abstracts 2022', Scandinavian Journal of Optometry and Visual Science, vol. 15, no. 1. https://doi.org/10.5384/sjovs.v15i1.157

Recchioni, A, Recchioni, A, Makanvand, M, Poonit, N, Wallace, GR, Bartington, S, Bloss, W & Rauz, S 2022, 'The impact of the first United Kingdom COVID-19 lockdown on environmental air pollution, digital display device use and ocular surface disease symptomatology amongst shielding patients', Scientific Reports, vol. 12, no. 1, 20820. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-24650-3


Recchioni, A, Domínguez‐Vicent, A, Venkataraman, AP, Wallace, G & Rauz, S 2022, 'Repeatability of quantitative measurements of anterior segment analysis with swept‐source AS‐OCT in dry eye, ocular surface disease and healthy eyes', Acta ophthalmologica, vol. 100, no. S275. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-3768.2022.0583


Recchioni, A 2022, 'The status of optometry in Italy', Scandinavian Journal of Optometry and Visual Science, vol. 15, no. 1. https://doi.org/10.5384/sjovs.v15i1.155

Macedo, AFT, Recchioni, A & Falkenberg, HK 2022, 'What are patient-reported outcome measures and why should optometrists care about it?', Scandinavian Journal of Optometry and Visual Science, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 1–2. https://doi.org/10.15626/sjovs.v15i2.3646

Review article

Chong, YJ, Azzopardi, M, Hussain, G, Recchioni, A, Gandhewar, J, Loizou, C, Giachos, I, Barua, A & Ting, DSJ 2024, 'Clinical Applications of Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography: An Updated Review', Diagnostics, vol. 14, no. 2, 122. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics14020122

Azzopardi, M, Chong, YJ, Ng, B, Recchioni, A, Logeswaran, A, Ting, DSJ & Han, J-H (ed.) 2023, 'Diagnosis of Acanthamoeba Keratitis: Past, Present and Future', Diagnostics, vol. 13, no. 16, 2655. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics13162655

Ponzini, E, Recchioni, A, Cheloni, R, Zeri, F & Tavazzi, S 2023, 'Physical Properties and Interaction With the Ocular Surface of Water-Gradient Contact Lenses', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 152-159. https://doi.org/10.1097/icl.0000000000000974

Recchioni, A, Mocciardini, E, Ponzini, E & Tavazzi, S 2022, 'Viscoelastic properties of the human tear film', Experimental Eye Research, vol. 219, 109083. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2022.109083

Recchioni, A, Aiyegbusi, OL, Cruz Rivera, S, Rauz, S & Slade, A 2021, 'A systematic review assessing the quality of patient reported outcomes measures in dry eye diseases', PLOS One, vol. 16, no. 8, e0253857. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0253857

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