Using pupillary light responses to enable early glaucoma detection

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

The progressive degeneration of retinal ganglion cells in glaucoma results in an impaired pupillary light response. With rapid advances in technology, low-cost methods for obtaining highly-precise and quantitative measurements of the pupillary light responses are now being developed. These advances could be exploited to provide an accurate, objective and widely-applicable test for the early detection of glaucoma, which remains undiagnosed in about half of all people with this condition in our community.

This project therefore seeks to develop a novel, rapid testing strategy for measuring pupillary light responses to enable the early detection of glaucomatous damage.

This project is conducted by Centre for Eye Research Australia, Glaucoma Research Laboratory.


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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