Inaugural Lecture

Eyesight: seen and unseen
Inaugural Lecture by Professor Luminita Paraoan

Thursday 18 May | 5pm | Lecture Theatre, Law and Psychology

Professor Paraoan's talk will concentrate on biological processes involving light sensitive cells and their supporting cells in the retina, at the back of the eye.
These are involved in gradual degeneration leading to age-related impaired or loss of vision, bearing functional similarities with Alzheimer's Disease.

5pm - Registration and refreshments

5.30pm - Lecture followed by Q&A

6.30pm - Reception and networking with drinks and canapes 

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Leading WISER

Professor Luminita Paraoan has taken on the lead of Women in ISER (International Society for Eye Research), with the first networking event organised at the XXVth Biennial ISER Meeting in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (February 2023). The event is also part of the ISER Mentorship program for Early Career Researchers in Eye and Vision Science (

ISER was established in 1968 as an international organization to support eye and vision research having Experimental Eye Research ( as the official publication of the society.

Co-Lead of RPE-Choroid Biology and Pathology section for XXV Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research, Gold Coast, Australia, 2023


Luminita Paraoan has been awarded Gold Fellow status by ARVO (Class of 2021). The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmic Research (ARVO) is the premier international eye and vision research organization in the world, with around 11,000 researchers from over 75 countries.  Luminita’s award was given “for exemplary contributions and serving as a role model and mentor for individuals pursuing careers in vision and ophthalmology research and to further ARVO’s vision to advance research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders, which includes advancing basic and clinical knowledge and serving as the leading international forum for vision research and the primary advocate for vision science worldwide.

Professor recognised as a Gold Fellow | News | Edge Hill University

Professor Luminita Paraoan honoured as ARVO Gold Fellow (Class of 2021)

Professor recognised as a Gold Fellow | LinkedIn

Professor Luminita Paraoan named in the TOP 100 Women in Ophthalmology

The Power List 2021

Solving the RPE Puzzle

“Solving the RPE puzzle. Sitting down with … Luminita Paraoan” The Ophthalmologist, November 2020

IACD Professor Elected Vice-President of International Research Organisation

Understanding the ageing eye

Leading Macular Society’s Virtual Clinic on Understanding the ageing eye to help Beat Macular Disease

Professor Luminita Paraoan discusses her vital molecular research which has been looking deep inside the eye to see what happens as macular disease develops.