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Boris L. Gramatikov, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology



  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Centers & Institutes


  • Ophthalmology - Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmology

Contact for Research Inquiries

Laboratory of Ophthalmic Optics
Wilmer Building
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 443-287-0073
Fax: 410-955-0809


Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus

Research Interests

Retinal birefringence scanning; Pediatric vision screening; Optical coherence tomography; Determination of ocular defocus using the double-pass blur image of a point source of light


Dr. Gramatikov is an assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He is a biomedical engineer with expertise in medical instrumentation, electronic hardware, optoelectronics, medical optics, computer software, signal processing, computer modeling and data analysis. His current research interests are detection and retinal birefringence scanning in clinical settings. The main goal of his research is to identify and treat children with strabismus (misaligned eyes) or anisometropia (unequal refractive error) before irreversible amblyopia (functional monocular blindness) results.

Dr. Gramatikov earned his Dipl.-Ing. (BS) degree from the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany and his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the Technical University of Sofia's School of Electronic Engineering and Technology. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty as a research associate in biomedical engineering in 1996 and was appointed to the Wilmer faculty in 2000. more

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    • Ph.D., Technical University of Sofia (Bulgaria) (1983)
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    Research Summary

    Current research focuses on developing diagnostic instrumentation for detecting vision abnormalities, mainly in pediatric patients. Of particular interest is the detection of fixation, eye alignment, fixation stability, focus detection etc. Methods include retinal birefringence scanning, eye tracking, acoustic attention attraction and others.

    Technology Expertise: Biomedical instrumentation; medical electronics, signal processing; computer modeling; real-time systems design; digital signal processors; embedded systems

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    Professional Activities

    • Director , Continuing EE Education (CEEE)
    • Reviewer , IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
    • Reviewer , Annals of Biomedical Engineering
    • Reviewer , Biomedical Engineering OnLine
      Editorial Board
    • Reviewer , Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
      Editorial Board
    • Reviewer , Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology Biophysical Reviews and Letters
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