ARVO 2018 Wrap up
In April and May, 2018, the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW, sent its largest delegation to date, to present at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting in Honolulu, USA. Thirty-nine staff and students of the School took the opportunity to reconnect with research partners, industry collaborators, and friends from the far flung corners of the world, including at other medical, university and hospital and research institutes.
Staff were involved in moderating and chairing scientific sessions, and presented to their peers in a wide variety of areas, including contact lenses, dry eye, presbyopia, novel diagnostics, visual fields, colour vision, immunology, ocular microbiome, amblyopia, visual electrophysiology, binocular vision and referral models.
The conference was in a location of great natural beauty, and many staff and students were fortunate enough to experience the Aloha culture and view the volcanoes, birds and sparkling waters and fish (the latter through a scuba mask) when the conference had closed. Quite dramatically, the end of the conference coincided with the first fault lines opening up in Kilauea in the big island of Hawaii.