Clinical Research

Julia Mai, MD

Doctoral Research Scientist
Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry
Medical University of Vienna
Email: julia.mai(at)
Phone: +43 1 40400 79240
Office: AKH building (Level 8, room 08.i9.15)


Julia Mai obtained her MD degree at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich, Germany in May 2018 and joined the Laboratory for Ophthalmic Image Analysis (OPTIMA) in December 2019. Since April 2020 she is enrolled in the PhD Program for Medical Imaging at the Medical University of Vienna and currently focuses her research on OCT biomarkers in atrophic age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Besides her PhD study, she works in the outpatient clinic at the Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry to gain clinical knowledge and experience.

Her general research interests are in retinal image analysis and morphologic biomarkers predictive of disease progression and treatment response, especially in AMD. She is particularly interested in the application of automated algorithms for detection and quantification of retinal imaging biomarkers.

Research Interests:

– Retinal image analysis
– Morphologic biomarkers in retinal diseases
– Application of automated image algorithms