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Health Sciences profile

Dr Francesc March

PositionSenior Lecturer
QualificationsMD PhD MS MMed FEBO FICO FICS DISSO MRCS MBA
Research summaryOphthalmology, glaucoma, retina, innovation
Teaching

Undergraduate:

  • MB ChB programme (years 3–6)
  • Supervision of Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) students
  • Supervision of Summer Research Scholarship students

Postgraduate:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Basic Sciences (Ophthalmic Physiology course convenor)
  • Supervision of RANZCO Vocational Trainee Registrars
  • Co-ordination of Dunedin Ophthalmology Clinical Course (Preparing senior Ophthalmology registrars for RANZCO Advanced Clinical Examination)
  • Supervision of Master of Ophthalmology candidates
ClinicalConsultant Ophthalmologist, Dunedin Hospital. Subspecialist interest in assessment and treatment of surgical and medical retina, glaucoma, and cataract.

Research

Francesc March is a New Zealand and internationally trained Ophthalmologist.

Dr March is a consultant eye surgeon at the Dunedin Hospital. He has worked in all areas of Ophthalmology for over 16 years. He trained in ophthalmology with a special interest in retina, glaucoma, and complex cataracts. March graduated with a Doctor of Medicine specializing in Ophthalmology with a Master's and PhD in eye research.

He has specialist skills in complex cataract surgery, retinal detachment, macular diseases, glaucoma, and treatment of eye injuries. His area of special expertise is in retinal diseases, having spent over three years undergoing specific training (commonly referred to as fellowship).

Dr March has also undertaken further one year fellowships in both glaucoma and cataract. His fellowship training was in both New Zealand and overseas in Europe and North America.

Dr March is interested in how vision loss and retinal diseases occur in the population and how medical services can be better organized to deliver the best clinical care. He does research, having published several papers in peer-reviewed journals on various aspects of eye disease. Additionally, he has worked as an investigator in international clinical. He participates in national and international congresses.

Publications

Vergés, C., March de Ribot, F., Salgado-Borges, J., & Gonzalez, J. (2022). Prospective evaluation of intense pulsed light treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis due to ocular rosacea. European Journal of Dermatology, 32(4), 505-515.

Vergés, C., Salgado-Borges, J., & March de Ribot, F. (2021). Intense pulsed light (IPL) in the treatment of dry eye disease and meibomian gland dysfunction. Medical Reports & Case Studies, 6(5), 220. Retrieved from https://www.iomcworld.org/medical-reports-case-studies.html

Amarnath, M. V., & March de Ribot, F. (2021). Digital eye strain among children in South India: Prevalence and risk factors during the COVID-19 pandemic: Case study. Asian Journal of Research & Reports in Ophthalmology, 4(2), 24-34. Retrieved from https://journalajrrop.com

Amarnath, M. V., & March de Ribot, F. (2021). Retinal findings in Alzheimer's patients: Case study. Asian Journal of Research & Reports in Ophthalmology, 4(3), 15-19. Retrieved from https://journalajrrop.com

Bilgic, A., Kodjikian, L., March de Ribot, F., Vasavada, V., Gonzalez-Cortes, J. H., Abukashabah, A., … Mathis, T. (2021). Real-world experience with brolucizumab in wet age-related macular degeneration: The REBA study. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10, 2758. doi: 10.3390/jcm10132758

Vergés, C., March de Ribot, F., Salgado-Borges, J., & Gonzalez, J. (2022). Prospective evaluation of intense pulsed light treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis due to ocular rosacea. European Journal of Dermatology, 32(4), 505-515.

Journal - Research Article

Amarnath, M. V., & March de Ribot, F. (2021). Digital eye strain among children in South India: Prevalence and risk factors during the COVID-19 pandemic: Case study. Asian Journal of Research & Reports in Ophthalmology, 4(2), 24-34. Retrieved from https://journalajrrop.com

Journal - Research Article

Amarnath, M. V., & March de Ribot, F. (2021). Retinal findings in Alzheimer's patients: Case study. Asian Journal of Research & Reports in Ophthalmology, 4(3), 15-19. Retrieved from https://journalajrrop.com

Journal - Research Article

Bilgic, A., Kodjikian, L., March de Ribot, F., Vasavada, V., Gonzalez-Cortes, J. H., Abukashabah, A., … Mathis, T. (2021). Real-world experience with brolucizumab in wet age-related macular degeneration: The REBA study. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10, 2758. doi: 10.3390/jcm10132758

Journal - Research Article

Bilgic, A., March de Ribot, F., Ghia, P., Sudhalkar, A., Kodjikian, L., Tyagi, M., & Sudhalkar, A. (2021). Correlation in acute CSCR between hyperreflectivity on the infrared image in optical coherence tomography and fluorescein angiography. European Journal of Ophthalmology, 31(5), 2571-2577. doi: 10.1177/1120672120957600

Journal - Research Article

Bilgic, A., Sudhalkar, A., Gonzalez-Cortes, J. H., March de Ribot, F., Yogi, R., Kodjikian, L., & Mathis, T. (2021). Endogenous endophthalmitis in the setting of Covid-19 infection: A case series. Retina, 41(8), 1709-1714. doi: 10.1097/iae.0000000000003168

Journal - Research Article

Montelongo, M., March de Ribot, F., Craven, E. R., & Sponsel, W. E. (2021). Retrobulbar tube shunt: Anterior chamber to back of the eye (A2B) efficacy in glaucomatous eyes with uncontrolled IOP. Graefe's Archive for Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 259, 705-714. doi: 10.1007/s00417-020-05006-x

Journal - Research Article

Vergés, C., Salgado-Borges, J., & March de Ribot, F. (2021). Prospective evaluation of a new intense pulsed light, thermaeye plus, in the treatment of dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction. Journal of Optometry, 14, 103-113. doi: 10.1016/j.optom.2020.08.009

Journal - Research Article

Sponsel, W. E., Groth, S., March de Ribot, F., Ramos, H., & Puig, M. (2019). Efficacy of a novel retrobulbar extension shunt to rescue eyes with fibrotic encapsulated blebs and uncontrolled ocular hypertension. Graefe's Archive for Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 257(4), 791-798. doi: 10.1007/s00417-018-4186-3

Journal - Research Article

March de Ribot, F., March de Ribot, A., Ogbuehi, K., & Large, R. (2021). Teleophthalmology in the post-coronavirus era. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1538), 139-143. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Sudhalkar, A., Bilgic, A., Vasavada, S., Kodjikian, L., Mathis, T., March de Ribot, F., … Sudhalkar, A. (2021). Current intravitreal therapy and ocular hypertension: A review. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 69(2), 236-243. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1028_20

Journal - Research Other

Vergés, C., Salgado-Borges, J., & March de Ribot, F. (2021). Intense pulsed light (IPL) in the treatment of dry eye disease and meibomian gland dysfunction. Medical Reports & Case Studies, 6(5), 220. Retrieved from https://www.iomcworld.org/medical-reports-case-studies.html

Journal - Research Other

Pelayes, D., March de Ribot, F., Kuhn, F., Natarajan, S., & Schrader, W. (2020). Traumatic macular hole: Clinical aspects and controversies. Latin American Journal of Ophthalmology, 3, 3. doi: 10.25259/LAJO_16_2019

Journal - Research Other

Bolaños-Jiménez, R., Navas, A., López-Lizárraga, E. P., March de Ribot, F., Peña, A., Graue-Hernández, E. O., & Garfias, Y. (2015). Ocular surface as barrier of innate immunity. Open Ophthalmology Journal, 9(1), 49-55. doi: 10.2174/1874364101509010049

Journal - Research Other

Bolaños-Jiménez, R., López-Lizárraga, E. P., March de Ribot, F., Telich-Tarriba, J. E., & Navas, A. (2014). Intraocular lens subluxation in Marfan Syndrome. Open Ophthalmology Journal, 8, 48-50. doi: 10.2174/1874364101408010048

Journal - Research Other

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