Blanka Golebiowski

Associate Professor

HONOURS & AWARDS

  •  Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence: Postgraduate Research Supervision and Leadership in Supervision (2018)
  •  AMP Tomorrow Maker (2018)
  •  Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research, SOVS (2017)
  •  Sex, Gender and Hormones sub-committee - TFOS International Dry Eye Workshop II (DEWS II) (2017)
  •  Neurobiology sub-committee - TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort (2013)
  •  Elected member of the International Society for Contact Lens Research (ISCLR)
  •  Academic Women in Leadership, UNSW (2015)

 

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH & SUPERVISION

A/Professor Golebiowski is highly committed to endowing students with research skills to take to their future careers in academia or as optometric clinicians.  Her teaching approach encourages collaboration and inspires student ownership of their projects, and she has been recognised with the highest UNSW Award for Teaching Excellence in research supervision (2018).   A/Prof Golebiowski has supervised 15 PhD and >70 Honours and Masters students, and servfed as the Postgraduate Research Director at SOVS from 2007-2017.

A/Prof Golebiowski supervises students in the research areas below. If you are interested in undertaking PhD, Masters or Honours research with A/Prof Golebiowski, please contact her via email.

Current Student Research (PhD, Masters, Hons)
" The ocular surface and tear film in children."  Ngozi Chidi-Egboka
" Eye discomfort and blinking during smartphone use."
" The smoke in your eyes: Impact of the Australian bushfires on the ocular surface."  Sukanya Jaiswal
" In vivo assessment of corneal epithelial dendritic cells."
" Ocular allergy: Corneal and conjunctival epithelial dendritic cell distribution, density and morphology."  Zahra Tajbakhsh
" Effect of age and contact lens wear on inflammatory status of the cornea."  Rabia Mobeen
" Do sex hormones regulate tear production by the meibomian gland?  Suhyun Kweon
" Ocular effects of air pollution."
" Improving eye care for asylum seekers, refugees and recent migrants." 
Albert Lee

Available Student Projects
-  Measurement of sex hormones in tears using ultrasensitive mass spectrometry.
-  Sex and gender influences on ocular pain and discomfort.
-  Neurobiology of the ocular surface in dry eye, eye pain and discomfort.
-  Climate change and the eye.

Please contact me to suggest a topic of your interest.

Completed PhD Projects
" The role of oestrogen in dry eye; the menstrual cycle and IVF treatment." (A.Boga 2020)
" Sex hormones, tears and dry eyes." (E.Gibson 2018)
" Measurement of clinical, bio- and neuro-markers of ocular surface and tear film in subjects with itchy eyes." (S.Kolanu 2016)

" Applications of holograms for spherical refractive error measurements." (N.Nguyen 2016)
" Sex hormones, ocular surface sensitivity and dry eye symptoms and signs in postmenopausal women." (N.Badarudin 2014)

" Structural and functional changes in corneal innervation after LASIK and their relationship with dry eye." (C.Chao 2014)
" The impact of overnight orthokeratology on sub-basal nerve plexus morphology and corneal sensitivity." (E.Lum 2013)

" Contemporary evaluation of ocular discomfort, clinical indicators and biomarkers of ocular surface health." (M.Gokhale 2013)
" A clinical description of ocular response analyser parameters." (W.Lau 2011)
" Issues pertaining to recruitment and retention of rural and remote optometrists in Australia." (MSc, R.Main 2009)


 

    Book Chapters
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    Jalbert I; Golebiowski B; Stapleton FJ; Madigan MC, 2012, 'Eye Health and Inflammation', in Garg ML; Wood LG (ed.), Nutrition and Physical Activity in Inflammatory Diseases, CABI, Boston, pp. 376 - 389, http://bookshop.cabi.org/?page=2633&pid=2427&site=191
    2012
    Conference Papers
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    Chidi-Egboka NC; Golebiowski B; Lee S-Y; Vi M; Jalbert I, 2020, 'Dry eye symptoms in children: Can we reliably measure them?', in 2020 ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, pp. 121 - 121, presented at ARVO 2020 Annual Meeting, https://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2769237
    2020
    Chidi-Egboka N; Jalbert I; Golebiowski B, 2020, 'The effect of 1-hour of smartphone use on the ocular surface in children', in Optometry and Vision Science, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Nashville TN USA, pp. Abstract ID:3466491. - Abstract ID:3466491., presented at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, Nashville TN USA
    2020
    Chao C; Jalbert I; Stapleton F; Mobeen R; Tajbakhsh Z; Golebiowski B, 2020, 'Density and morphology of corneal epithelial dendritic cells in proximity to subbasal nerves and effects of contact lens wear – an in vivo confocal microscopic study', in Optometry and Vision Science, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Nashville TN USA, pp. Abstract ID: 205287. - Abstract ID: 205287., presented at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, Nashville TN USA
    2020
    Tajbakhsh Z; Jalbert I; Stapleton F; Gray P; Altavilla B; Golebiowski B, 2020, 'Changes in corneal, limbal and conjunctival dendritic cell density and morphology in allergy', in Optometry and Vision Science, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Nashville, TN, USA, pp. Abstract ID: 200011 - Abstract ID: 200011, presented at American Academy of Optometry Annual meeting, Nashville, TN, USA
    2020
    Tajbakhsh Z; Golebiowski B; Gray P; Stapleton F; Altavilla B; Jalbert I, 2020, 'The role of corneal and conjunctival epithelial dendritic cells in seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis.', Lucca, Italy, presented at Cornea and Ocular Surface Biology and Pathology, Gordon Research Conference, Lucca, Italy
    2020
    Colonna A; Scarpa F; Zorzan R; Chao C; Mobeen R; Golebiowski B; Stapleton F; Ruggeri A, 2020, 'Automatic identification of corneal epithelial dendritic cell via deep learning.', in Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, virtual, pp. 4309 - 4309, presented at ARVO annual meeting, virtual
    2020
    Stapleton F; Lam E; Tu A; Ehrmann K; Golebiowski B, 2020, 'Sensitivity of the central cornea to cold stimuli', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, virtual, pp. 3276 - 3276, presented at ARVO annual meeting, virtual
    2020
    Tajbakhsh Z; Chao C; Mobeen R; Golebiowski B; Stapleton F; Jalbert I, 2019, 'Development of a novel corneal epithelial dendritic cell morphology grading scale', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Vancounver, Canada, pp. 888 - 888, presented at ARVO, Vancounver, Canada, 28 April 2019 - 02 May 2019
    2019
    Mobeen R; Lum E; Stapleton F; Chao C; Madigan M; Swarbrick H; Golebiowski B, 2019, 'The impact of orthokeratology and soft lens wear on corneal immune cells and nerves', in Optometry and Vision Science, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Orlando, USA, presented at American Academy of Optometry Annual meeting, Orlando, USA
    2019
    Gibson EJ; Golebiowski B; Dear R; Stapleton F, 2019, 'The relationship between dry eye symptoms and self-rated pain perception', Manchester, UK, presented at British Contact Lens Association conference, Manchester, UK
    2019
    Golebiowski B; Ehrmann K; Chen J; Truong B; Stapleton F, 2019, 'Liquid jet aesthesiometer repeatability and sex differences in corneal sensitivity.', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Vancouver, Canada, presented at ARVO, Vancouver, Canada, 28 April 2019 - 02 May 2019
    2019
    Golebiowski B, 2018, 'Sex, gender and hormone effects on dry eye.', in Sex, gender and hormone effects on dry eye., XXII Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research, Belfast, presented at XXII Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research, Belfast, 08 September 2018 - 13 September 2018
    2018
    Boga A; Stapleton F; Golebiowski B, 2018, 'Effects of Oestrogen on Symptoms and Signs of Dry Eye in Women Undergoing In Vitro Fertilisation Treatment', in Effects of Oestrogen on Symptoms and Signs of Dry Eye in Women Undergoing In Vitro Fertilisation Treatment, 15th Scientific and Educators’ Meeting in Optometry, Melbourne, presented at 15th Scientific and Educators’ Meeting in Optometry, Melbourne, 05 April 2018 - 06 April 2018
    2018
    Golebiowski BLANKA; Dutta D; Stapleton F; Madigan M, 2018, 'Differentiation and lipid synthesis in immortalized human meibomian gland cells', in Differentiation and lipid synthesis in immortalized human meibomian gland cells, Scientific and Educators' Meeting in Optometry, Melbourne, Australia, presented at Scientific and Educators' Meeting in Optometry, Melbourne, Australia, 05 April 2018 - 06 April 2018
    2018
    Golebiowski B, 2017, 'Ocular surface, tear film and neuro-markers in subjects with ocular itchiness', in Ocular surface, tear film and neuro-markers in subjects with ocular itchiness, 8th International Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance, Montpellier, France, presented at 8th International Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance, Montpellier, France, 07 September 2016 - 10 September 2016
    2017
    Golebiowski B, 2017, 'New advances in the understanding of the neurobiology of contact lens discomfort', in New advances in the understanding of the neurobiology of contact lens discomfort, 8th International Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance, Montpellier, France, presented at 8th International Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance, Montpellier, France, 07 May 2016 - 10 May 2016
    2017
    Watt K; Golebiowski B; Fong J; Jalbert I; Arif H, 2017, 'Complementary and Alternate Medicine Use in an Australian Optometric Practice', in Optom Vis Sci, American Academy of Optometry annual meeting, Chicago USA, presented at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, Chicago USA, -
    2017
    Golebiowski B; Kolanu S; Jalbert I, 2017, 'Environmental influences on the ocular surface', in Environmental influences on the ocular surface, ARVO-Asia, Brisabane, presented at ARVO-Asia, Brisabane, 05 February 2017 - 08 February 2017
    2017
    Gibson E; Bucknall M; Golebiowski B; Wolffshohn J; Stapleton F, 2017, 'Detection of sex steroids and their metabolites in human tears using LC-MS/MS', in Detection of sex steroids and their metabolites in human tears using LC-MS/MS, ARVO Annual Meeting, Baltimore, USA, presented at ARVO Annual Meeting, Baltimore, USA, 07 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
    2017
    Stapleton F; Ghafourian B; Jaajaa E; Jalbert I; Golebiowski B, 2017, 'The impact of treatment for Meibomian gland dysfunction', in The impact of treatment for Meibomian gland dysfunction, American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, USA, pp. E-Abstract:160025 - E-Abstract:160025, presented at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, USA, 09 November 2016 - 12 November 2016
    2017
    Chao C; Golebiowski B; Stapleton F; Richdale K, 2017, 'Conjunctival cell morphology and goblet cell density in soft contact lens wearers', in Conjunctival cell morphology and goblet cell density in soft contact lens wearers, American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, USA, pp. E-Abstract: 165084 - E-Abstract: 165084, presented at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, USA, 09 November 2016 - 12 November 2016
    2017
    Richdale K; Chao C; Gokhale M; Duong K; Madigan M; Jalbert I; Golebiowski B; Willcox M, 2017, 'Sex, Tears and Contact Lenses', in Sex, Tears and Contact Lenses, 8th International Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance, Montpellier, France, presented at 8th International Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance, Montpellier, France, 07 September 2016 - 10 September 2016
    2017
    Gibson E; Wolffsohn J; Stapleton F; Golebiowski B, 2016, 'Development of a MGD grading scale for use in clinical practice', in Development of a MGD grading scale for use in clinical practice, 8th International Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance, Montpellier, France, presented at 8th International Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance, Montpellier, France, 07 September 2016 - 10 September 2016
    2016
    Stapleton F; Chao C; Jalbert I; Mandathara P; Kolanu S; Willcox M; Markoulli M; You JJ; Kim J; Lum E; Golebiowski B, 2016, 'Relationships between central corneal nerve parameters and tear neuropeptides', in Relationships between central corneal nerve parameters and tear neuropeptides, Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA, 01 May 2016 - 05 May 2016
    2016
    Kolanu S; Golebiowski B; Willcox M; Jalbert I, 2015, 'Changes to the ocular surface and tear film in subjects with ocular itchiness', in Optom Vis Sci, American Academy of Optometry, New Orleans, LA, pp. E - Abstract 150024, presented at American Academy of Optometry, New Orleans, LA, 07 October 2015 - 10 October 2015
    2015
    Haacke RR; Hampson G; Golebiowski B, 2015, 'Simultaneous shooting for sparse OBN 4D surveys and deblending using modified Radon operators', in 77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015: Earth Science for Energy and Environment, pp. 2171 - 2175, http://dx.doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201412873
    2015
    Gokhale M; Badarudin N; Madigan M; Golebiowski B; Stapleton F; Jalbert I, 2014, 'Comparison of contemporary tests of ocular surface health in habitual contact lens and non-contact lens wearers', in Contact Lens Ant Eye, BCLA Clinical Conference, Birmingham, UK, pp. e - 9, presented at BCLA Clinical Conference, Birmingham, UK, 06 June 2014 - 09 June 2014
    2014
    Kolanu S; Golebiowski B; Katelaris C; Burton P; Jalbert I, 2014, 'Frequency and severity of ocular allergy symptoms in Sydney across seasons and their association with pollen levels', in Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, ARVO Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, pp. E - abstract 2489, presented at ARVO Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 04 May 2014 - 08 May 2014
    2014
    Golebiowski B; Hampel U; Badarudin N; Jalbert I; Madigan M; Stapleton F, 2013, 'Is there a relationship between ocular discomfort and circulating plasma levels of sex hormones? Preliminary findings.', in Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, ARVO Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, pp. E - abstract 699, presented at ARVO Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 05 May 2013 - 09 May 2013
    2013
    Stapleton F; Hampel U; Badarudin N; Gokhale M; Madigan M; Jalbert I; Golebiowski B, 2013, 'Higher Plasma Levels of Oestradiol are Associated with Increased Ocular Discomfort in Women', in Transactions of the 7th International Conference on the Tear Film and Ocular Surface, 7th International Conference on the Tear Film and Ocular Surface, Taormina, Italy, presented at 7th International Conference on the Tear Film and Ocular Surface, Taormina, Italy, 18 September 2013 - 21 September 2013
    2013
    Gokhale M; Golebiowski B; Madigan M; Badarudin E; Garg M; Stapleton F; Jalbert I, 2013, 'Effect of a combination omega-6 and omega-3 dietary nutraceutical on symptoms of ocular discomfort, clinical indicators and biomarkers of ocular surface health', in Optom Vis Sci, American Academy of Optometry, Seattle, WA, pp. E - Abstract 130891, presented at American Academy of Optometry, Seattle, WA, 23 October 2013 - 26 October 2013
    2013
    Kolanu S; Golebiowski B; Burton P; Katelaris C; Jalbert I, 2013, 'Frequency and severity of ocular symptoms in Sydney & their relationship with pollen counts: results from the autumn phase.', in Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Hobart, pp. 134 - 134, presented at AOVSM, Hobart, - , http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=000329507100250&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    2013
    Kolanu S; Golebiowski B; Burton P; Katelaris C; Jalbert I, 2013, 'Frequency and severity of ocular symptoms in Sydney & their relationship with pollen counts: results from the autumn phase.', in Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, AOVSM, Hobart, pp. 134 - 134, presented at AOVSM, Hobart, 01 - 01 November 2013,
    2013
    Badarudin N; Golebiowski B; Gokhale M; Stapleton F, 2011, 'Associations between ocular surface sensitivity, symptoms and tear parameters', in Clin Exp Ophthalmol, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Canberra, pp. 75 - 78, presented at AOVSM, Canberra, - , http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=000296914400141&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    2011
    Golebiowski B; Papas EB; Jalbert I; Stapleton FJ, 2006, 'Corneal Innervation and Sensitivity During Contact Lens Wear', in Frank R (ed.), Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, ARVO 2006: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, pp. E-Abstract 86, presented at ARVO 2006: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, -
    2006
    Golebiowski B; Phillips B; Willcox MD, 2006, 'Improved non-invasive tear film break-up time with nelfilcon A daily disposable soft contact lenses with added PVA', in Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, Stockton Press, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 199 - 199, presented at British Contact Lens Association Annual Clinical Conference (BCLA 2006), Birmingham, England, -
    2006
    Golebiowski B; Papas EB; Begley C; Stapleton FJ, 2005, 'Symptoms in low and high DK/T contact lens wearers', in Optometry and Vision Science, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, pp. E-Abstract 050032 - E-Abstract 050032, presented at American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, CA, -
    2005
    Golebiowski B; Papas EB; Begley C; Stapleton FJ, 2003, 'Preliminary analysis of symptomatology during transition from low to high Dk/t soft contact lens wear and association with ocular surface sensitivity', in McBrien NA (ed.), 4th Educators / 10th Scientific Meeting in Optometry, 4th Educators / 10th Scientific Meeting in Optometry, Melbourne, pp. 29 - 29, presented at 4th Educators / 10th Scientific Meeting in Optometry, Melbourne, 02 July 2003 - 04 July 2003
    2003
    Journal articles
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    Chidi-Egboka NC; Golebiowski B; Lee SY; Vi M; Jalbert I, 2021, 'Dry eye symptoms in children: can we reliably measure them?', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 41, pp. 105 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12762
    2021
    Chao C; Lum E; Golebiowski B; Stapleton F, 2020, 'Alteration of the pattern of regenerative corneal subbasal nerves after laser in-situ keratomileusis surgery', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 40, pp. 577 - 583, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12723
    2020
    Golebiowski B; Chao C; Bui KA; Lam W; Richdale K; Stapleton F, 2020, 'Effect of age and contact lens wear on corneal epithelial dendritic cell distribution, density, and morphology', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 43, pp. 84 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2019.05.002
    2020
    Golebiowski B; Long J; Harrison K; Lee A; Chidi-Egboka N; Asper L, 2020, 'Smartphone Use and Effects on Tear Film, Blinking and Binocular Vision', Current Eye Research, vol. 45, pp. 428 - 434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02713683.2019.1663542
    2020
    Gibson E; Stapleton F; Dear R; Wolffsohn J; Golebiowski B, 2020, 'Dry eye signs and symptoms in aromastase inhibitor treatment and the relationship with pain', The Ocular Surface, vol. 18, pp. 108 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2019.10.008
    2020
    Tajbakhsh Z; Jalbert I; Kolanu S; Stapleton F; Golebiowski B, 2020, 'Density and morphology of corneal epithelial dendritic cells are different in allergy', Current Eye Research, vol. 45, pp. 675 - 679, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02713683.2019.1695845
    2020
    Handelsman DJ; Gibson E; Davis S; Golebiowski B; Walters KA; Desai R, 2020, 'Ultrasensitive serum estradiol measurement by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry in postmenopausal women and mice', Journal of the Endocrine Society, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/jendso/bvaa086
    2020
    Mobeen R; Stapleton F; Chao C; Madigan M; Briggs N; Golebiowski B, 2019, 'Corneal epithelial dendritic cell density in the healthy human cornea: A meta-analysis of in-vivo confocal microscopy data', Ocular Surface, vol. 17, pp. 753 - 762, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2019.07.001
    2019
    Boga A; Stapleton F; Briggs N; Golebiowski B, 2019, 'Daily fluctuations in ocular surface symptoms during the normal menstrual cycle and with the use of oral contraceptives', Ocular Surface, vol. 17, pp. 763 - 770, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2019.06.005
    2019
    Chidi-Egboka NC; Briggs NE; Jalbert I; Golebiowski B, 2019, 'The ocular surface in children: A review of current knowledge and meta-analysis of tear film stability and tear secretion in children', Ocular Surface, vol. 17, pp. 28 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2018.09.006
    2019
    Gibson E; Bucknall M; Golebiowski B; Stapleton F, 2019, 'Comparative limitations and benefits of liquid chromatography –mass spectrometry techniques for analysis of sex steroids in tears', Experimental Eye Research, vol. 179, pp. 168 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2018.11.015
    2019
    Jaiswal S; Asper L; Long J; Lee A; Harrison K; Golebiowski B, 2019, 'Ocular and visual discomfort associated with smartphones, tablets and computers: what we do and don’t know', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 102, pp. 463 - 477, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12851
    2019
    Stapleton F; Chao C; Golebiowski B, 2019, 'Topical Review: Effects of Contact Lens Wear on Corneal, Conjunctival, and Lid Margin Sensitivity', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 96, pp. 790 - 801, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/opx.0000000000001429
    2019
    Chao C; Golebiowski B; Stapleton F; Zhao X; Chen S; Madigan M, 2018, 'Conjunctival MUC5AC+ Goblet Cell Index: relationship with corneal nerves and dry eye', Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol, vol. 256, pp. 2249 - 2257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00417-018-4065-y
    2018
    Gibson EJ; Stapleton F; Wolffsohn JS; Golebiowski B, 2017, 'Local synthesis of sex hormones: Are there consequences for the ocular surface and dry eye?', British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 101, pp. 1596 - 1603, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2017-310610
    2017
    Chao C; Stapleton F; Golebiowski B; Willcox M; Richdale K, 2017, 'Pre-inflammatory Signs in Established Reusable and Disposable Contact Lens Wearers', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 94, pp. 1003 - 1008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001129
    2017
    Golebiowski B; Chao C; Stapleton F; Jalbert I, 2017, 'Corneal Nerve Morphology, Sensitivity and Tear Neuropeptides in CL Wear', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 94, pp. 534 - 542, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001063
    2017
    Ho T; Jalbert I; Watt K; Golebiowski B, 2017, 'A possible association between dry eye symptoms and body fat: a prospective, cross-sectional preliminary study', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 43, pp. 245 - 252, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000275
    2017
    Sullivan DA; Rocha EM; Aragona P; Clayton JA; Ding J; Golebiowski B; Hampel U; McDermott AM; Schaumberg DA; Srinivasan S; Versura P; Willcox MDP, 2017, 'TFOS DEWS II Sex, Gender, and Hormones Report', Ocular Surface, vol. 15, pp. 284 - 333, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2017.04.001
    2017
    Golebiowski B; Badarudin N; Eden J; Liu J; Gerrand L; Robinson J; Hampel U; You J; Stapleton F, 2017, 'The effects of transdermal testosterone and oestrogen therapy on dry eye in post-menopausal women: a randomised, placebo-controlled, pilot study', British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 101, pp. 926 - 932, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2016-309498
    2017
    Lum E; Golebiowski B; Swarbrick H, 2017, 'Reduced corneal sensitivity and sub-basal nerve density in long-term orthokeratology lens wear', Eye & Contact Lens, vol. 43, pp. 218 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000285
    2017
    Golebiowski B; Badarudin N; Eden J; You JJ; Hampel U; Stapleton F, 2017, 'Does endogenous serum oestrogen play a role in Meibomian gland disorder in postmenopausal women with dry eye?', British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 101, pp. 218 - 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2016-308473
    2017
    Lum E; Golebiowski B; Swarbrick H, 2017, 'Changes in corneal sub-basal nerve morphology and sensitivity during orthokeratology: Recovery of change', The Ocular Surface, vol. 15, pp. 236 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2017.01.009
    2017
    Lum E; Golebiowski B; Swarbrick HA, 2017, 'Changes in corneal subbasal nerve morphology and sensitivity during orthokeratology: onset of change.', The Ocular Surface, vol. 15, pp. 227 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2016.07.005
    2017
    Chao C; Golebiowski B; Stapleton F; Richdale K, 2016, 'Changes in tear cytokine concentrations following discontinuation of soft contact lenses-a pilot study', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 42, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000182
    2016
    Chao C; Golebiowski B; Zhao X; Chen S; Zhou S; Stapleton F, 2016, 'Long-term effects of LASIK on corneal innervation and tear neuropeptides and the associations with dry eye.', Journal of Refractive Surgery, vol. 32, pp. 518 - 524, http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/1081597X-20160603-01
    2016
    Chao C; Stapleton F; Zhou X; Chen S; Zhou S; Golebiowski B, 2015, 'Structural and functional changes in corneal innervation after laser in situ keratomileusis and their relationship with dry eye', Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, vol. 253, pp. 2029 - 2039, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00417-015-3120-1
    2015
    Lagali N; Poletti E; Patel DV; McGhee CNJ; Hamrah P; Kheirkhah A; Tavakoli M; Petropoulos IN; Malik RA; Utheim TP; Zhivov A; Stachs O; Falke K; Peschel S; Guthoff R; Chao C; Golebiowski B; Stapleton F; Ruggeri A, 2015, 'Focused tortuosity definitions based on expert clinical assessment of corneal subbasal nerves', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 56, pp. 5102 - 5109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.15-17284
    2015
    Jalbert I; Golebiowski B; Stapleton F, 2015, 'Measuring Contact Lens Discomfort', Current Ophthalmology reports, vol. 3, pp. 106 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40135-015-0070-z
    2015
    Stapleton F; Golebiowski B; Skotnitsky C; Tan ME; Holden BA, 2015, 'Corneal and conjunctival sensitivity in intolerant contact lens wearers', Journal of Optometry, vol. 8, pp. 62 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optom.2014.05.004
    2015
    Jalbert I; Golebiowski B, 2015, 'Environmental aeroallergens and allergic rhino-conjunctivitis', Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 15, pp. 476 - 481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ACI.0000000000000205
    2015
    Stapleton F; Golebiowski B; Skotnitsky C; Tan ME; Holden BA, 2015, 'Corneal and conjunctival sensitivity in intolerant contact lens wearers.', J Optom, vol. 8, pp. 62 - 63,
    2015
    Chao C; Golebiowski B; Stapleton F, 2014, 'The role of corneal innervation in lasik-induced neuropathic dry eye', Ocular Surface, vol. 12, pp. 32 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2013.09.001
    2014
    Chao C; Golebiowski B; Cui Y; Stapleton F, 2014, 'Development of a Chinese version of the ocular comfort index', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 55, pp. 3562 - 3571, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.14-14276
    2014
    Papas EB; Tilia D; Tomlinson D; Williams J; Chan E; Chan J; Golebiowski B, 2014, 'Consequences of wear interruption for discomfort with contact lenses', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 91, pp. 24 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000102
    2014
    Truong S; Cole N; Stapleton F; Golebiowski B, 2014, 'Sex hormones and the dry eye', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 97, pp. 324 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12147
    2014
    Chao, C, Stapleton, F, Badarudin, N, Golebiowski, B. , 2014, 'Ocular Surface Sensitivity Repeatability with Cochet-Bonnet Esthesiometer', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 92, pp. 183 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000472
    2014
    Lum E; Golebiowski B; Gunn R; Babhoota M; Swarbrick H, 2013, 'Corneal sensitivity with contact lenses of different mechanical properties', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 90, pp. 954 - 960, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000016
    2013
    Nichols JJ; Willcox MDP; Bron AJ; Belmonte C; Ciolino JB; Craig JP; Dogru M; Foulks GN; Jones L; Nelson JD; Nichols KK; Purslow C; Schaumberg DA; Stapleton F; Sullivan DA; and the members of the TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort , 2013, 'The TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort: Executive Summary', Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, vol. 54, pp. TFOS7 - TFOS13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.13-13212
    2013
    Neal RE; Kavnoudias H; Cheung W; Golebiowski B; McLean CA; Thomson KR, 2013, 'Hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma treated with irreversible electroporation and antibiotics', Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 31, pp. 422 - 426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2012.44.9736
    2013
    Golebiowski B; Lim M; Papas EB; Stapleton FJ, 2013, 'Understanding the stimulus of an air-jet aesthesiometer: Computerised modelling and subjective interpretation', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 33, pp. 104 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12025
    2013
    Nichols JJ; Willcox MD P; Bron AJ; Belmonte C; Ciolino JB; Craig JP; Dogru M; Foulks GN; Jones L; Nelson JD; Nichols KK; Purslow C; Schaumberg DA; Stapleton F; Sullivan DA; members of the TFOS International Workshop on Cont, 2013, 'The TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort: executive summary.', Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, vol. 54, pp. TFOS7 - TFOS13,
    2013
    Nichols JJ; Jones L; Nelson JD; Stapleton F; Sullivan DA; Willcox MD P; members of the TFOS International Workshop on Cont, 2013, 'The TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort: introduction.', Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, vol. 54, pp. TFOS1 - TFOS6,
    2013
    Stapleton F; Marfurt C; Golebiowski B; Rosenblatt M; Bereiter D; Begley C; Dartt D; Gallar J; Belmonte C; Hamrah P; Willcox M; TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort , 2013, 'The TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort: Report of the Subcommittee on Neurobiology.', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 54, pp. 71 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.13-13226
    2013
    Stapleton F; Marfurt C; Golebiowski B; Rosenblatt M; Bereiter D; Begley C; Dartt D; Gallar J; Belmonte C; Hamrah P; Willcox M; TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discom, 2013, 'The TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort: report of the subcommittee on neurobiology.', Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, vol. 54, pp. TFOS71 - TFOS97,
    2013
    Nichols JJ; Jones L; Nelson JD; Stapleton F; Sullivan DA; Willcox MDP; and the members of the TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort , 2013, 'The TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort: Introduction', Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, vol. 54, pp. TFOS1 - TFOS6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.13-13195
    2013
    Lum E; Golebiowski B; Swarbrick HA, 2012, 'Mapping the corneal sub-basal nerve plexus in orthokeratology lens wear using in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy.', Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, vol. 53, pp. 1803 - 1809,
    2012
    Lum E; Golebiowski B; Swarbrick HA, 2012, 'Mapping the corneal sub-basal nerve plexus in orthokeratology lens wear using in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 53, pp. 1803 - 1809, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.11-8706
    2012
    Golebiowski B; Papas EB; Stapleton FJ, 2012, 'Corneal and conjunctival sensory function: The impact on ocular surface sensitivity of change from low to high oxygen transmissibility contact lenses', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 53, pp. 1177 - 1181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.11-8416
    2012
    Golebiowski B; Chim K; So J; Jalbert I, 2012, 'Lid margins: sensitivity, staining, meibomian gland dysfunction, and symptoms', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 89, pp. e1443 - e1449, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3182693cef
    2012
    Golebiowski B; Chim K; So J; Jalbert I, 2012, 'Lid margins: sensitivity, staining, meibomian gland dysfunction, and symptoms.', Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry, vol. 89, pp. 1443 - 1449,
    2012
    Papas EB; Golebiowski B; Keay LJ, 2011, 'Estimating a just-noticeable difference for ocular comfort in contact lens wearers', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 52, pp. 4390 - 4394, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.10-7051
    2011
    Golebiowski B; Papas EB; Stapleton FJ, 2011, 'Assessing the sensory function of the ocular surface: implications of use of a non-contact air jet aesthesiometer versus the Cochet-Bonnet aesthesiometer', Experimental Eye Research, vol. 92, pp. 408 - 413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2011.02.016
    2011
    Golebiowski B; Papas EB; Stapleton FJ, 2008, 'Factors affecting corneal and conjunctival sensitivity measurement', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 85, pp. 241-246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181694f96
    2008
    Golebiowski B; Stapleton FJ; Papas EB, 2005, 'Corneal Mechanical Sensitivity Determined Using a Staircase Technique', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 25, pp. 246 - 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-1313.2005.00295.x
    2005
    Stapleton FJ; Tan ME; Papas EB; Ehrmann K; Golebiowski B; Vega J; Holden BA, 2004, 'Corneal and conjunctival sensitivity to air stimuli', British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 88, pp. 1547 - 1551, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjo.2004.044024
    2004
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    Chidi-Egboka N; Golebiowski B; Lee S-Y; Vi M; Jalbert I, 2020, Dry eye symptoms in children: can we reliably measure them?, Wiley
    2020

     

    Golebiowski B, Stapleton F, Madigan M, Willcox M, Sullivan DAS. Do sex steroids regulate tear lipid production in human meibomian glands? ARC Discovery Project 2019-2021.

    Maseedupally V, Golebiowski B, Keay L, Watt K, Chao C. UNSW Optometry and Vision Science enhancing partnerships with India, China and Taiwan." UNSW Science Faculty International Seed Funding 2019.

    Golebiowski B, Tan-Showyin J, Kang P, Jalbert I, Stapleton F, Boon MY, Swarbrick H, Madigan M, Kim J, Arthur P, Dutta D, Carnt N, Hui A, Pye D, Roy M. Anterior Eye Assessment Suite. UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme 2019.

    Golebiowski B. Providing access to eye care for asylum seekers in the community in Sydney. AMP Tomorrow Fund 2019-2020.

    Stapleton F, Golebiowski B, Sullivan DAS, Willcox M, Dear R. Modulation of oestrogen at the ocular surface and the effect on meibomian glands, tear lipids and dry eye. UNSW Goldstar Award 2018.

     

    Blanka Golebiowski is an optometrist and Associate Professor in the School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS).  Her research aims to advance understanding of the mechanisms causing dry eye and eye pain, in order to inform the development of new, effective, and ultimately curative treatments.  In addition, her work in public health aims to improve eye care for disadvantaged populations.
    A/Prof Golebiowski is keen to translate her research into real world solutions, in collaboration with industry and organisations outside of academia

    Prior to commencing her academic career, she worked as an optometrist in private practice in rural and metropolitan regions of Australia and New Zealand, and as a principal investigator liaising with industry on clinical trials of contact lenses. 

    OCULAR SURFACE & TEAR FILM RESEARCH AREAS:
       ►  causes of ocular surface dysfunction and eye irritation
       ►  dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction, ocular allergy, contact lens wear, refractive surgery (LASIK)
       ►  corneal innervation
       ►  neuro-immune modulation, in vivo assessment of dendritic cells
       ►  sex, gender and hormone effects on the eye and tears
       ►  climate change, the environment and the eye, effects of bushfire smoke
       ►  ocular surface health in children and adolescents, effects of smartphone use and contact lens wear
       ►  real-life blink assessment

    Methodological expertise:
       ►  design, conduct and management of clinical trials
       ►  specialised ocular surface clinical techniques including confocal microscopy, corneal nerve analysis, examination of dendritic cells, aesthesiometry, meibomian gland and tear function assessment, blink assessment
       ►  measurement of ocular symptoms and eye pain
       ►  measurement of sex hormones in the tear film using ultrasensitive mass spectroscopy
       ►  meibomian gland cell culture

    Keywords: innervation of the cornea and conjunctiva,  corneal and conjunctival sensitivity,  dry eye symptoms, eye pain, corneal dendritic cells, tear film, dry eye,  contact lenses,  sex hormones,  ocular allergy,  ocular surface inflammation, dry eye treatment, tear film, meibomian glands, smartphones, digital devices, environmental health, bushfire smoke.
     

    PUBLIC HEALTH OPTOMETRY:  A/Prof Golebiowski has an active clinical and research interest in eye health and access to eye care by disadvantaged populations, including asylum seekers and refugees. She co-ordinates the UNSW Eye Clinic based at the Asylum Seekers Centre in Newtown, and has received the AMP Tomorrow Fund award for this work.
    Keywords: refugee and asylum seeker eye care, eye health of disadvantaged populations,  utilisation of eye care services.


    RESEARCH GROUPS:
    •  Ocular surface research (incl. dry eye and contact lenses)
    •  Myopia research group
    •  Public health and health systems research group