Professor Nicolas Leveziel

Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship

Vision and Eye Research Institute

Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
Areas of Expertise:
Vision and eye research

Nicolas is investigating the self-reported vision problems of Europeans, placed in the context of other factors including demographic, socio-economic status, health determinants and healthcare access.

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Nicolas has been a full professor in ophthalmology since September 2013.

Spoken Languages

  • French
  • English

Research interests

  • Epidemiology of myopia and refractive errors
  • Myopia and its retinal complications
  • Age-related macular degeneration: clinical research and basic science using induced pluripotent stem cells to obtain retinal cells and to model AMD


  • Masters, University Paris Descartes
  • PhD, University Pierre et Marie Curie (Prof Eric Souied, CHI Créteil). Habilitation to direct research: 2009
  • Postdoctoral stage, Tufts Medical Center, Boston (Prof Johanna Seddon)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellowship, 2006-2010, Creteil Eye University – Profs Soubrane and Souied

Selected recent publications

Voisin A, Monville C, Plancheron A, Balbous A, Gaillard A, Leveziel N., 2018. hRPE cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells are more sensitive to oxidative stress than ARPE-19 cells. Exp Eye Res. 2018 Dec;177:76-86.

Béouche-Hélias B, Helbert D, de Malézieu C, Leveziel N, Fernandez-Maloigne C., 2017. Neovascularization detection in diabetic retinopathy from fluorescein angiograms. J Med Imaging (Bellingham). 2017 Oct;4(4):044503.

Gozlan J, Ingrand P, Lichtwitz O, Cazet-Supervielle A, Benoudis L, Boissonnot M, Hadjadj S, Leveziel N., 2017. Retinal microvascular alterations related to diabetes assessed by optical coherence tomography angiography: A cross-sectional analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Apr;96(15):e6427.

Leveziel N, Gaucher D, Baillif S, Benouaich X, Chartier C, Grenet T, Gualino V, Krivosic V, Delyfer MN., 2016. Understanding the determinants of myopic choroidal neovascularization and response to treatment. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2016 Nov 4;26(6):511-516.

Benoudis L, Ingrand P, Jeau J, Lichtwitz O, Boissonnot M, Leveziel N., 2016. Relationships between macular pigment optical density and lacquer cracks in high myopia. J Fr Ophthalmol. 2016 Sep;39(7):615-2.

Holz FG, Tufail A, Leveziel N, Lai TY, Lanzetta P, Wong TY, Yu HG, Chen YX, Heinrichs N, Pilz S, Ohno-Matsui K., 2016. RADIANCE Study Group. Ranibizumab in Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization: A Subgroup Analysis by Ethnicity, Age, and Ocular Characteristics in RADIANCE. Ophthalmologica. 2016;236(1):19-28.

Lichtwitz O, Boissonnot M, Mercié M, Ingrand P, Leveziel N., 2016. Prevalence of macular complications associated with high myopia by multimodal imaging. J Fr Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr;39(4):355-63.

Matamoros E, Ingrand P, Pelen F, Bentaleb Y, Weber M, Korobelnik JF, Souied E, Leveziel N., 2015 Prevalence of Myopia in France: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(45):e1976.

Matamoros E, Maurel F, Léon N, Solomiac A, Bardoulat I, Joubert M, Hermans M, Moser E, Le Picard S, Souied EH, Leveziel N., 2015. Quality of Life in Patients Suffering from Active Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The EQUADE Study. Ophthalmologica. 2015;234(3):151-9.

Leveziel N, Ragot S, Gand E, Lichtwitz O, Halimi JM, Gozlan J, Gourdy P, Robert MF, Dardari D, Boissonnot M, Roussel R, Piguel X, Dupuy O, Torremocha F, Saulnier PJ, Maréchaud R, Hadjadj S., 2015. DIAB2NEPHROGENE study group. Association Between Diabetic Macular Edema and Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes Patients: A Multicenter Observational Study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Aug;94(33):e1220.

Cazet-Supervielle A, Gozlan J, Cabasson S, Boissonnot M, Manic H, Leveziel N., 2015. Intravitreal Ranibizumab in Daily Clinical Practice for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Treatment of Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Real Life. Ophthalmologica. 2015;234(1):26-32.

Wong TY, Ohno-Matsui K, Leveziel N, Holz FG, Lai TY, Yu HG, Lanzetta P, Chen Y, Tufail A., 2015. Myopic choroidal neovascularisation: current concepts and update on clinical management. Br J Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar;99(3):289-96.

Leveziel N, Pelat T, Watier H, Thullier P, Souied EH., 2014. Detection of antiranibizumab antibodies among patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmologica. 2014;232(1):53-6.

Recent presentations and conferences

The Pathogenesis of High Myopia. Myopia World Congress, Paris, November 2018.