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  • 12 August 2016

    "Dr Balasubramanian, Honorary Associate Professor Pye and Professor Willcox have been awarded the 2016 J Lloyd Hewett Award for the most meritorious paper published by the Clinical and Experimental Optometry Journal in the past three years” as voted by the Editorial Board.

  • 9 August 2016

    Congratulations to postgraduate student – Jaya Sowjanya Siddireddy along with Professor Mark Willcox who were part of the team that was awarded the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) 2017 Dallos Award for their project entitled “The eyelid and its role in contact lens discomfort.”  

  • 2 August 2016

    The Faculty of Science at UNSW is offering a number of highly competitive summer research scholarships to currently enrolled undergraduate students who are planning to continue their studies at postgraduate research level in the future.

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Research Spotlight

During my recent sabbatical (March-June 2016) I was fortunate to work with Dr Kathryn Richdale at the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry  to develop new links with optometric and ophthalmic researchers based in New York and USA. During my sabbatical I also worked with Dr Cecilia Chao who is a past PhD student of SOVS (Prof Stapleton and Dr Golebiowski were her supervisors) who is doing a post-doc with Dr Richdale. Kathryn, Cecilia and I worked on several projects. We managed to submit the following publications and conference abstracts:

  • Richdale K, Chao C, Gokhale M, Duong K, Madigan M, Jalbert I, Golebiowski B, Willcox M. 2016. Sex, tears and contact lenses. Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society. Poster, Montpellier, France, Sept 2016
  • Duong K, Chao C, Willcox M, Richdale K. 2016. Changes in Tear Inflammatory Mediators Following a Short Period of Daily and Overnight Wear– A Pilot Study. Contact Lens Ant Eye – submitted July 2016