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Using Pupillary Light Responses to Enable Early Glaucoma Detection

Research Area: Glaucoma, Clinical Biomarkers
Primary Supervisor: Dr Zhichao Wu
Tel: +613 9929 8369 / Email: wu.z@unimelb.edu.au

Suitable for: Masters or PhD

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.

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