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Boris I. Gramatikov, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Expertise: 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 ...read more
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 of central fixation via 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 has participated in many instrumentation development projects, and has been the principal investigator on two major projects resulting in the development of prototypes of diagnostic devices for pediatric ophthalmology.
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.
He is an active member of the Institude of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and his professional achievements have been recognized through several major awards.
- Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Departments / Divisions
- Ophthalmology - Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmology
Centers & Institutes
- Ph.D., Technical University of Sofia (Bulgaria) (1983)
Research & Publications
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 KeywordsBiomedical instrumentation; medical electronics, signal processing; computer modeling; real-time systems design; digital signal processors; embedded systems
Contact for Research Inquiries
Laboratory of Ophthalmic Optics
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Activities & Honors
- Director, Continuing EE Education (CEEE)
- Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
- Reviewer, Annals of Biomedical Engineering
- Reviewer, Biomedical Engineering OnLine
- Reviewer, Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
- Reviewer, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology Biophysical Reviews and Letters