Strong showing of CFEH researchers for upcoming international vision conference

Feb 22, 2016

CFEH researchers are excited with the news of having 3 abstracts accepted for oral presentations and another 2 abstracts accepted for poster presentations at this year’s ARVO conference in Seattle, Washington.

ARVO 2016 is the annual conference of the Association of Ophthalmology and Vision Research and is the largest international conference in the field of vision and eye research in the world, attracting over 10,000 attendees from over 75 different countries. Abstracts to be presented by CFEH researchers will cover research on two major eye diseases affecting Australians – age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma.

PhD candidate and CFEH Senior Staff Optometrist, Angelica Ly will be presenting findings regarding practice patterns of Australian and New Zealand optometrists for AMD. Senior research associate Dr Lisa Nivison-Smith and PhD candidate and CFEH Senior Staff Optometrist, Agnes Choi will also be presenting research relating to AMD and changes which occur in advanced imaging and visual field testing. Centre Director, Professor Michael Kalloniatis and PhD candidate and CFEH Senior Staff Optometrist, Jack Phu will be presenting research on new ways to interpret and perform the 30-2 visual test. All research is expected to generate interest at the conference and promote the clinical research conducted at the Centre for Eye Health.

The full citation for each abstract is below. Online links to the abstracts will be posted after ARVO 2016 which is to be held from May 1st – 5th.

Choi A., Nivison-Smith L., Khuu SK., Kalloniatis M. (2015) Spatial summation across the 10-2 visual field in normal and age-related macular degeneration.

Ly A., Nivison-Smith L., Zangerl B., Kalloniatis M. (2015) Practice patterns in age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Kalloniatis M., Marc RE., Khuu SK., Phu J., Zangerl B., Nivison-Smith L., Jones BW., Pfeiffer RL. (2015) Pattern recognition reveals different visual signature patterns when using spatially equated test sizes compared to standard Goldmann III alone

Nivison-Smith L., Zangerl B., Wang H., Assaad N., Kalloniatis M. (2015) Retinal layer Thickness Changes Associated with the Natural History of Drusen in AMD.

Phu J., Khuu SK., Kalloniatis M. (2015) Asymmetries in sensitivity and spatial summation in the Hill of Vision