Hope in sight: Glaucoma Week Facebook Live with Dr Flora Hui
Join CERA Research Fellow Dr Flora Hui as she talks about her research into vitamin B3 and glaucoma.
9 March 2021 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Join CERA Research Fellow Dr Flora Hui during World Glaucoma Week to learn about the condition that affects an estimated 300,000 Australians.
Streaming live on Facebook, Dr Hui will talk about what glaucoma is, what treatment is available and the latest research at CERA.
Dr Flora Hui
Tuesday 9 March 12noon AEST
Dr Flora Hui has a particular interest in innovative methods to improve patient outcomes in optometry and ophthalmology and neuroprotectants for treating glaucoma.
After completing a Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy in fundamental sciences, she moved into glaucoma clinical research at CERA, focusing on developing novel clinical tools that measure retinal structure and function, to shorten the timeframe to detect glaucoma progression.
Dr Flora Hui conducted a world-first clinical trial investigating high-dose nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) as a neuroprotectant in human glaucoma, showing that nicotinamide could lead to early and significant improvements to visual function. In addition, building upon her preclinical work, she was involved in a landmark study investigating the use of hyperspectral retinal imaging to differentiate people who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Read Follow up trial to determine role of vitamin B3 in glaucoma to learn more about Dr Hui’s work.
We would love to know what you would like to hear about glaucoma and glaucoma research, so please send any questions you’d like answered through to [email protected] before Tuesday 9 March 2021.
*Please note – the seminars will be streamed live but the videos will remain on our page, so you will be able to watch them at any time.