Kasandra Swiderska


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Research interests

Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare, image processing, clincal study design, innovative optics, medical imaging.

My group

Established in 1990, Eurolens Research has been delivering a full clinical research service to contact lens and other ophthalmic industries. Specialising in contact lens and ocular surface clinical studies, the group is involved in key design and material studies, and offers expertise in novel approaches to clinical examinations, image processing and assessment of the inflammatory status of the ocular surface.

My collaborations


Kasandra Swiderska is a research professional who recently completed her PhD at The University of Manchester, where she worked in collaboration with industry partners. Her research interests lie at the interface between Optometry and Computer Science, with a focus on advancing the healthcare industry through the application of Artificial Intelligence. Throughout her academic journey, Kasandra has undertaken various significant projects, including:

  • Investigating the effects of repeated eyelid eversion on Meibomian glands
  • Examining diurnal and monthly variations in Meibomian gland structure
  • Developing software for automated detection of Meibomian glands
  • Designing a novel imaging setup for measuring Meibomian gland reflectivity
  • Conducting clinical evaluations of therapeutic Meibomian gland expression.

With a wealth of expertise in both Optometry and Computer Science, Kasandra is dedicated to making meaningful contributions to her field and driving advancements in healthcare.


Kasandra has successfully completed her PhD in Optometry in early 2023 under the supervision of Professor Philip Morgan. Her thesis, titled 'Dynamic Characterisation of Meibomian Gland Structure', focused on investigating changes in gland appearance and filling the knowledge gap related to the relationship between gland structure and its function.

Prior to her time at The University of Manchester, Kasandra earned an MSc in Optometry and a BSc in Optical Sciences from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in Poland. She had the opportunity to enhance her academic and personal development through studying and working abroad in countries such as Sweden, Australia, and Spain. These international experiences contributed to her global perspective and cultural awareness.

With her extensive academic background and a strong dedication to advancing the field of Optometry, Kasandra is committed to making valuable contributions to our understanding of Meibomian gland structure and its implications for ocular health.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Optometry, Wroclaw University of Technology

1 Oct 201510 Jul 2017

Award Date: 10 Jul 2017

Bachelor of Science, Optical Sciences, Wroclaw University of Technology

1 Oct 201123 Jan 2015

Award Date: 23 Jan 2015


  • Meibomian Glands
  • Meibography
  • Image Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Inteligence
  • Clinical Trials
  • Medical Imaging
  • Contact Lenses


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