Exploiting iPads for Vision Self-Monitoring in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Research Area: Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Clinical Biomarkers
Primary Supervisor: Dr Zhichao Wu
Tel: (03) 9929 8369 / Email: email@example.com
Suitable for: Masters or PhD
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.