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Vidinova, Margarita Dr

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

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Position: Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

Location: Coleraine campus


Academic and Professional Qualifications

Dr Margarita Vidinova graduated in physics from Sofia State University, Bulgaria in 1972 and completed a Master of Physics degree in 1973. She completed her PhD in the field of Psychophysiology in 1996, in the Department of Physiology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.


Career History

  • 2008 Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, UK
  • 2007-2008 Research Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, UK
  • 2000-2007: Research Associate, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, UK
  • 1975 -2000: Research Fellow, Department of Physiology, BAN, Sofia,Bulgaria
  • 1974-1975 Research Assistant, Institute of Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAN), Sofia, Bulgaria

Dr Vidinova is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the International Colour Vision Society (ICVS). She is a reviewer for top quality vision journals including Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Vision Research.

Research Interests

  • Psychophysical study of visual loss in the ageing visual system.
  • Psychophysical assessment of the neural changes in the retina, in particular the retinal ganglion cell loss with age and in glaucoma; separating the neural from the pre-retinal factors (lens and macular pigment)

Current Research

  • The effect of the intraocular stray light on visual tests.
  • Motion perception and aging under dim illumination conditions

Post-graduate Students

  • Esther Coltier, M Phil 2005
  • Raymond Beirne, PhD 2005
  • Tony Redmond, PhD 2009

Current Research Students

  • Padraig Mullholand
  • Johann Klein

Teaching Activities

  • Undergraduate teaching: OPT302 Visual Function; supervision of final year Optometry research projects.
  • Module co-ordinator: OPT302 Vision Function; OPT504 Optometry Research Project

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Vidinova, Margarita Dr - Publications

Number of items: 51.

Zlatkova, Margarita, Beirne, Raymond and Hinds, Nuala (2014) Color discrimination in individuals with light and dark irides: an evaluation of the effects of intraocular straylight and retinal illumination.. Journal of Optical Society of America, 31 (4). pp. A268-A273.

Zlatkova, Margarita and Beirne, Raymond (2013) The effect of straylight and iris pigmentation on the Farnsworth‐Munsell 100‐Hue Test of colour discrimination. . In: The 22nd Symposium of the International Colour Vision Society , Winchester, United Kingdom . The Colour Group (Great Britain).

Redmond, Tony, Zlatkova, Margarita, Vassilev, Angel, Garway-Heath , David and Anderson, Roger (2013) Changes in Ricco's Area with Background Luminance in the S-Cone Pathway. Optometry and Visual Science, 90 (1). pp. 66-74.

Klein, Johann, Zlatkova, Margarita, Lauritzen, Jan and Pierscionek., Barbara (2013) Photometric and colorimetric measurements of CRT and TFT monitors for vision research. . Journal of Modern Optics, 60 (14). pp. 1159-1166.

Klein, JO, ZLATKOVA, M, PIERSCIONEK, B and Lauritzen, J (2011) The effect of cataract on spatial and temporal contrast sensitivity tests in glaucoma. Acta Ophthalmologica , 89. pp. S248-S248.

Vidinova, Margarita, Reinhardt-Rutland, A, Pierscionek, B and Lauritzen, J (2011) Motion perception and aging at scotopic light levels. Perception, 39. pp. 92-92.

Vidinova, Margarita, Reinhardt-Rutland, Anthony, Pierscionek, Barbara and Lauritzen, Jan (2011) Motion perception and aging at scotopic light levels.. Perception: European Conference on Visual Perception, 40. pp. 92-92.

Redmond, T, Zlatkova, MB, Garway-Heath , DF and Anderson, Roger (2010) The effect of age on the area of complete spatial summation for chromatic and achromatic stimuli.. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 51. pp. 6533-6539.

Redmond, T, Garway-Heath , DF, Zlatkova, MB and Anderson, Roger (2010) Sensitivity loss in early glaucoma can be mapped to an enlargement of the area of complete spatial summation.. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 51. pp. 6540-6548.

Anderson, Roger, Redmond, T, McDowell , DR, Breslin, Karen and Zlatkova, MB (2009) The robustness of various forms of perimetry to different levels of induced intraocular stray light.. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 50 (8). pp. 4022-4028.

Vidinova, Margarita, Beirne, Raymond, Anderson, Roger and Williams, Rachel (2009) Scotopic contrast sensitivity and the level of retinal stray light.. In: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2009 Annual Meeting. IOVS. Vol 50

Vassilev, Angel, Murzac, Adrian, Zlatkova, Margarita and Anderson, Roger (2009) On the search for an appropriate metric for reaction time to suprathreshold increments and decrements. VISION RESEARCH, 49 (5). pp. 524-529.

Beirne, Raymond, Mcllreavy, Lee and Zlatkova, Margarita (2008) The effect of age-related lens yellowing on Farnsworth-Munsell 100 hue error score. OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS, 28 (5). pp. 448-456.

Beirne, Raymond, Zlatkova, Margarita, Chang, Chin-Kuo, Chakravarthy, Usha and Anderson, Roger (2008) How does the short-wavelength-sensitive contrast sensitivity function for detection and resolution change with age in the periphery?. VISION RESEARCH, 48 (18). pp. 1894-1901.

Zlatkova, Margarita, Vassilev, Angel and Anderson, Roger (2008) Resolution acuity for equiluminant gratings of S-cone positive or negative contrast in human vision. JOURNAL OF VISION, 8 (3). pp. 9.

Hogg, R. E., Zlatkova, Margarita, Chakravarthy, U. and Anderson, Roger (2007) Investigation of the effect of simulated lens yellowing, transparency loss and refractive error on in vivo resonance Raman spectroscopy. OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS, 27 (3). pp. 225-231.

Hogg, R. E., Anderson, Roger, Stevenson, M. R., Zlatkova, Margarita and Chakravarthy, U. (2007) In vivo macular pigment measurements: a comparison of resonance Raman spectroscopy and heterochromatic flicker photometry. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 91 (4). pp. 485-490.

Beirne, Raymond, Hogg, Ruth E., Stevenson, Michael R., Vidinova, Margarita, Chakravarthy, Usha and Anderson, Roger (2006) Severity staging by early features of age-related maculopathy exhibits weak relationships with functional deficits on SWS grating acuity. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 47 (10). pp. 4624-4631.

Zlatkova, Margarita, Coulter, EE and Anderson, Roger (2006) The effect of simulated lens yellowing and opacification on blue-on-yellow acuity and contrast sensitivity. VISION RESEARCH, 46 (15). pp. 2432-2442.

Redmond, T., Zlatkova, Margarita, Garway-Heath, D. F., Vassilev, A. and Anderson, Roger (2006) Spatial summation for chromatic stimuli with changes in adaptation level. PERCEPTION, 35 (Suppl. S). pp. 193.

Beirne, Raymond, Vidinova, Margarita and Anderson, Roger (2005) Changes in human short-wavelength-sensitive and achromatic resolution acuity with retinal eccentricity and meridian. VISUAL NEUROSCIENCE, 22 (1). pp. 79-86.

Vassilev, A, Ivanov, I, Zlatkova, Margarita and Anderson, Roger (2005) Human S-cone vision: Relationship between perceptive field and ganglion cell dendritic field. JOURNAL OF VISION, 5 (10). pp. 823-833.

Anderson, Roger and Vidinova-Zlatkova, Margarita (2005) Binocular summation for detection and resolution of blue-yellow gratings in foveal and peripheral vision. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 46 (Suppl. S). pp. 4566-4566.

Anderson, RS, Hogg, RE and Zlatkova, MB (2004) Investigation of simulated lens yellowing, opacification and refractive error on Resonance Raman Spectroscopy. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 45 (Suppl. 1). pp. 2509.

Ivanov, I, Vassilev, A, Vidinova, Margarita and Anderson, RS (2004) Spatial summation of S-cone-selective isoluminant stimuli. PERCEPTION, 33 (Suppl. S). pp. 57-58.

Vassilev, A, Mihaylova, MS, Racheva, K, Zlatkova, M and Anderson, Roger (2003) Spatial summation of S-cone ON and OFF signals: Effects of retinal eccentricity. VISION RESEARCH, 43 (27). pp. 2875-2884.

Beirne, Raymond, Logan, JFJ, Vidinova, Margarita, Jackson, AJ, Rankin, SJA, Demirel, S and Anderson, Roger (2003) Peripheral resolution for achromatic and SWS gratings in early to moderate glaucoma and the implications for selective ganglion cell density loss. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 44 (11). pp. 4780-4786.

Beirne, Raymond, Logan, JF, Zlatkova, Margarita, Jackson, AJ, Rankin, SJ, Demirel, S and Anderson, Roger (2003) Peripheral resolution for achromatic and SWS gratings in early to moderate glaucoma and the implications for selective ganglion cell density loss.. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 44 (11). pp. 4780-4786.

Vassilev, A, Anderson, Roger and ZLATKOVA, M (2003) [Invariants of spatial summation for S (short wavelength) cone vision].. Ross Fiziol Zh Im I M Sechenova, 89 (10). pp. 1250-1257.

Anderson, Roger, Coulter, E, Zlatkova, MB and Demirel, S (2003) Short-wavelength acuity: optical factors affecting detection and resolution of blue-yellow sinusoidal gratings in foveal and peripheral vision. VISION RESEARCH, 43 (1). pp. 101-107.

Zlatkova, Margarita, Coulter, E and Anderson, Roger (2003) Short-wavelength acuity: blue-yellow and achromatic resolution loss with age. VISION RESEARCH, 43 (1). pp. 109-115.

Vassilev, AG, Zlatkova, Margarita, Mihaylova, M, Racheva, K and Anderson, Roger (2003) Comparison of spatial integration of S-cone-selective luminance increments and decrements with retinal structure. PERCEPTION, 32 (Suppl. S). pp. 39.

Anderson, Roger, Vidinova, Margarita and Beirne, Raymond (2002) The contrast sensitivity function for detection and resolution of blue-on-yellow gratings in foveal and peripheral vision. OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS, 22 (5). pp. 420-426.

Anderson, Roger, Zlatkova, MB and Demirel, S (2002) What limits detection and resolution of short-wavelength sinusoidal gratings across the retina?. VISION RESEARCH, 42 (8). pp. 981-990.

Zlatkova, Margarita, Anderson, Roger and Beirne, Raymond (2002) The effect of number of cycles on detection of S-cone isolating gratings in central and peripheral vision. PERCEPTION, 31 (Suppl. S). pp. 69.

Vassilev, AG and Zlatkova, Margarita (2002) Temporal summation of S-cone signals: dependence on signal polarity and retinal eccentricity. PERCEPTION, 31 (Suppl. S). pp. 69.

Zlatkova, Margarita, Anderson, Roger and Ennis, FA (2001) Binocular summation for grating detection and resolution in foveal and peripheral vision. VISION RESEARCH, 41 (24). pp. 3093-3100.

Vidinova, Margarita, Anderson, Roger and Coulter, E. (2001) The effect of age and optical defocus on the acuity of the SWS-cone pathway. PERCEPTION, 30 (Suppl. S). pp. 84.

Anderson, Roger, Vidinova, Margarita and Demirel, S. (2001) Noninvasive estimation of SWS-driven ganglion cell density across the visual field. PERCEPTION, 30 (Suppl. S). pp. 85.

Vassilev, A. G., Zlatkova, Margarita and Anderson, Roger (2001) Blue-on-yellow increment and decrement sensitivity: effects of stimulus size and retinal eccentricity. PERCEPTION, 30 (Suppl. S). pp. 17-18.

Demirel, S, Anderson, Roger and Zlatkova, MB (2001) Is detection and resolution acuity of the short-wavelength-sensitive system sampling limited in foveal and peripheral vision? . Perimetry Update , 2000/01. pp. 87-88.

Zlatkova, Margarita, Vassilev, A and Mitov, D (2000) Temporal characteristics of line orientation identification. PERCEPTION &PSYCHOPHYSICS, 62 (5). pp. 1008-1018.

Vassilev, A, Zlatkova, Margarita, Manahilov, V, Krumov, A and Schaumberger, M (2000) Spatial summation of blue-on-yellow light increments and decrements in human vision. VISION RESEARCH, 40 (8). pp. 989-1000.

Zlatkova, Margarita (1993) ORIENTATION IDENTIFICATION AT DIFFERENT BACKGROUND LEVELS - ITS PRECISION AND DISTORTIONS. VISION RESEARCH, 33 (15). pp. 2073-2081.

Zlatkova, Margarita and Vassilev, Angel (1991) Effect of light adaptation on the orientation acuity of human cone vision. Acta Physiologica et Pharmacologica Bulgarica, 17 (2-3). pp. 47-53.

VASSILOV, A and Zlatkova, Margarita (1989) 2 TYPES OF ORIENTATION IDENTIFICATION. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, 7 (2-4). pp. 428-429.

VASSILEV, A, Zlatkova, Margarita and MITOVA, L (1989) LENGTH AND WIDTH SUMMATION IN HUMAN-VISION AT DIFFERENT BACKGROUND LEVELS. EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 74 (2). pp. 421-426.

ZLATKOVA, M, VASSILEV, A and MITOVA, L (1987) LIGHT ADAPTATION OF THE ORIENTATION-SELECTIVE MECHANISM. PERCEPTION, 16 (2). pp. 249-250.

Zlatkova, Margarita, Vassilev, Angel and Mitov, D (1986) Reaction time and critical duration for lines' detection and identification of their orientation. Acta Physiologica et Pharmacologica Bulgarica, 12 (3). pp. 42-49.

Vassilev, Angel and Zlatkova, Margarita (1982) Temporal summation and orientation acuity. Acta Physiologica et Pharmacologica Bulgarica, 8 (4). pp. 23-28.

Zlatkova, Margarita and Vassilev, A (1978) Perception of orientation of short lines: its dependence on line's length and intensity. Acta Physiologica et Pharmacologica Bulgarica, 4 (3). pp. 79-84.

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