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Eray Atalay, MD MSc

Associate Professor

After graduating from Marmara University Faculty of Medicine (English) in 2008, Dr. Atalay completed his ophthalmology residency training at Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine in 2013. He worked at Singapore Eye Research Institute as a clinical research fellow between October 2015 and March 2017 under the mentorship of Professor Tin Aung. He holds an MSc degree on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering from University College London that was funded by the UK Chevening Scholarship. He has been working as a faculty member at the Department of Ophthalmology at Eskisehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine since October 2017.

Areas of Interest: Cornea, Glaucoma, Biomechanics, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials


  • Chevening Scholarship (2020) / UCL Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering MSc scholarship

  • Asia-Pacific Ocular Imaging Society (APOIS) Travel Grant (2020)

  • European Glaucoma Society Fellowship Grant (2017)

  • 7th EGS Residents Glaucoma Course Travel Grant (2013)

  • Bursary for the XXIX Congress of the ESCRS Meeting (2011)

Publication higlights:

  • Atalay E, Ozalp O, Yildirim N. Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus. Ther Adv Ophthalmol. 2021

  • Atalay E, Yu DJ & Nongpiur ME. When to use anterior segment optical coherence tomography. Expert Review of Ophthalmology. 2020

  • Atalay E., Özalp O., Erol MA., Bilgin M., Yıldırım N. A Combined Biomechanical and Tomographic Model for Identifying Cases of Subclinical Keratoconus. cornea 2020 Apr;39(4):461-467.

  • Atalay E., Najjar RP., Tun TA., Özalp O., Bilgeç MD., Yıldırım N. Corneal elevation changes after forced eyelid closure in healthy participants and in patients with keratoconus. Clin Exp Optom. 2019 Mar 18.

  • Aung et al. Among authors: Atalay E. Genetic association study of exfoliation syndrome identifies a protective rare variant at LOXL1 and five new susceptibility loci. Nat Genet 2017.

  • Tun TA., Atalay E., Baskaran M., Nongpiur ME., Htoon HM., Goh D., Cheng CY., Perera SA., Aung T., Strouthidis NG., Girard MJA. Association of Functional Loss with the Biomechanical Response of the Optic Nerve Head to Acute Transient Intraocular Pressure Elevations. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Feb 1;136(2):184-192.

  • Najjar RP., Sharma S., Atalay E., Rukmini AV., Sun C., Lock JZ., Baskaran M., Perera SA., Husain R., Lamoureux E., Gooley JJ., Aung T., Milea D. Pupillary Responses to Full-Field Chromatic Stimuli Are Reduced in Patients with Early-Stage Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma. ophthalmology 2018 Sep;125(9):1362-1371.

  • Atalay E., Nongpiur ME., Baskaran M., Sharma S., Perera SA., Aung T. Biometric Factors Associated with Acute Primary Angle Closure: Comparison of the Affected and Fellow Eye. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Oct 1;57(13):5320-5325.

  • Atalay E., Nongpiur ME., Yap SC., Wong TT., Goh D., Husain R., Perera SA., Aung T. Pattern of Visual Field Loss in Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma Across Different Severity Levels. ophthalmology 2016 Sep;123(9):1957-64.

Eray Atalay, MD MSc
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