Azadeh Tavakoli

MSc Candidate

MSc Candidate

Research Title: The impact of probiotics and prebiotics on dry eye disease  

Supervisors: Dr Maria Markoulli, Dr Judith Flanagan and Professor Eric Papas 





Azadeh is a postgraduate student; and commenced her Master by Research at UNSW in September 2018. Her research interest is to characterise the impact of commensal human bacteria on the treatment of ocular inflammatory diseases. Her study aims to look at the effect of oral supplements (Probiotics and Prebiotics) in improving signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.  

Prior to commencing her education at UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science, she worked as an Optometrist and Technical In - Charge Holder's of Medical Glasses in Basir Eye Centre, Abu- Abdullah Clinic and Optometry office in Iran. 



BOptom, Iran 2010. 



Journal Articles 

  1. Relationship between central corneal thickness, intra ocular pressure and visual field in normal tension and primary open angle glaucoma, J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2012, 14(2): 70-75 



Member of the Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA) 

Membership of Fars Optometry Association, Shiraz, Iran.