Exploiting IPads for vision self-monitoring in age-related macular degeneration

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Department
Surgery
Location
Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Zhichao Wu wu.z@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Project Details

Neovascular complications in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can occur spontaneously in at-risk individuals and are often undetected until substantial vision loss has occurred. This is due to limitations in current self-monitoring methods, resulting in a significant loss of opportunity for preserving long-term vision with excellent therapies. Instead, most Australians now own portable tablet devices (like iPads) or smartphones, that are often equipped with a screen resolution and luminance dynamic range conducive for automated visual function testing, which could be exploited for self-monitoring to detect neovascular AMD.

This project seeks to develop an effective visual function test for this purpose, so that early interventions can be initiated for optimal long-term outcomes.

This project is conducted in Centre for Eye Research Australia, Macular Research Unit.


School Research Themes

Ageing



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Surgery

Research Node

Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

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