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  • 30 January 2017

    Dr Maitreyee Roy, Dr Debarun Dutta and Dr Barbara Zangerl have all been successful in receiving UNSW Science Faculty Research Grants for their research in 2017.

  • 27 January 2017

    A limited round of Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) 2017 Allied Health Scholarships are now available. For further information including application details please see here.

  • 7 December 2016

    Congratulations to Reena Jarabe, a Stage 3 School of Optometry and Vision Science student who was awarded the David Bard Scholarship for 2016. Reena will conduct research during the summer months under the tutelage of Associate Professor Michele Madigan. Her research project involves studying features of the pigment cells (melanocytes) in the normal adult human iris.

Seminars and Events

Research Spotlight

Eye & Contact Lens has three papers from members of the School. This issue is a special issue on contact lens discomfort and features papers from a symposium held in Seattle, WA, USA in April 2016. At the symposium Professor Stapleton presented a talk entitled “Impact on Contact Lens Discomfort of Lens Materials, Design and Fitting” and Professor Willcox presented a talk entitled “Role of Inflammation in Contact Lens Discomfort”. The journal edition contains full peer reviewed review articles stemming from these presentations, as well as a peer reviewed original research articles by Masoudi, Zhao, Stapleton and Willcox entitled “Contact lens-induced discomfort and inflammatory mediator changes in tears”.