Dr Alexandra Manta



Dr Alexandra Manta is a clinical researcher committed to advancing the field of orbital and oculoplastic surgery through research and innovation. Dr Manta completed her training in ophthalmology in Romania and the United Kingdom and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK). She subsequently completed three fellowships in Orbital, Lacrimal, and Oculoplastic Surgery under renowned oculoplastic surgeons including Prof Timothy Sullivan, Miss Michele Beaconsfield and Prof Robert Goldberg.

During an academic fellowship at UCLA’s Stein Eye Institute, she gained a strong interest in research and began pursuing basic science and clinical research projects. Dr Manta supports Queensland Eye Institute research on the pathophysiologic involvement of collagen in eyelid laxity disorders and investigating the effect of downregulation of IGF-1R expression in orbital fibroblasts derived from patients with Thyroid Eye Disease through genome editing. She is also involved several thyroid eye disease drug trials.

She has been published in peer-reviewed journals and authored chapters in medical textbooks.

Dr Manta is active in education, running courses on subjects including in the fields of oculoplastic and orbital dissection and cosmetic filler complications. She also conducts regular oculoplastic teaching and research focus group meetings for medical residents, principal house officers, and registrars at the Queensland Eye Institute.