Kathleen Watt

Clinic Director
Senior Lecturer

Research Groups

Research Topics

  • Myopia control including orthokeratology
  • Access to eye care by asylum seeker and refugee communities in Australia
  • Innovative models of eyecare delivery
  • School vision screening
Conference Papers
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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
Kang P; Watt K; Chau T; Zhu J; Swarbrick HA, 2016, 'Binocular vision changes after short-term orthokeratology', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Seattle, WA, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA, 01 May 2016 - 05 May 2016, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000394174003309&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2016
Aser L; Lin R; Tsui E; Watt K, 2016, 'The effect of vertical yoked prism on horizontal fixation disparity', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Seattle, WA, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA, 01 May 2016 - 05 May 2016, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000394174003338&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2016
Asper L; Leung A; Tran C; Suttle C; Watt K, 2014, 'The effect of vertical yoked prism on horizontal heterophoria', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC,
2014
Junghans BM; Liu S; Yeung Y; Watt K; Asper L, 2014, 'The impact of target type and verbal instructions on accommodative status during objective refraction', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000433203501291&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2014
Asper L; Leung A; Tran C; Suttle C; Watt K, 2014, 'The effect of vertical yoked prism on horizontal heterophoria', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000433199701305&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2014
Swarbrick HA; Alharbi A; Watt K; Lum E, 2010, 'Overnight Orthokeratology Lens Wear Slows Axial Eye Growth in Myopic Children', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC,
2010
Swarbrick HA; Alharbi A; Watt K; Lum E, 2010, 'Overnight Orthokeratology Lens Wear Slows Axial Eye Growth in Myopic Children', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000442387303288&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2010
Conference Abstracts
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Asper L; Watt K; Chan A; Tang A; Kang P, 2018, 'Dissociation before accommodative function tests does not appear to impact results', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Honolulu, HI, Vol. 59, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Honolulu, HI, 29 April 2018 - 03 May 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000442912508270&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2018
Journal articles
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Fu A; Stapleton F; Wei L; Wang W; Zhao B; Watt K; Yu S; Cui C; Lyu Y, 2021, 'Risk factors for rapid axial length elongation with low concentration atropine for myopia control', Scientific Reports, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-88719-1
2021
Ho L; Jalbert I; Watt K; Hui A, 2021, 'Current understanding and therapeutic management of contact lens associated sterile corneal infiltrates and microbial keratitis', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 104, pp. 323 - 333, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164622.2021.1877530
2021
Dang RMT; Watt K; Hui A, 2021, 'Povidone iodine for the treatment of adenoviral conjunctivitis', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 104, pp. 308 - 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164622.2021.1877532
2021
Fu A; Stapleton F; Wei L; Wang W; Zhao B; Watt K; Ji N; Lyu Y, 2020, 'Effect of low-dose atropine on myopia progression, pupil diameter and accommodative amplitude: Low-dose atropine and myopia progression', British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 104, pp. 1535 - 1541, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2019-315440
2020
Fu A; Watt K; Junghans BM; Delaveris A; Stapleton F, 2020, 'Prevalence of myopia among disadvantaged Australian schoolchildren: A 5-year cross-sectional study', PLoS ONE, vol. 15, pp. e0238122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238122
2020
Desmond T; Arthur P; Watt K, 2019, 'Comparison of central corneal thickness measurements by ultrasound pachymetry and 2 new devices, Tonoref III and RS-3000', International Ophthalmology, vol. 39, pp. 917 - 923, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10792-018-0895-1
2019
Bentley SA; Trevaskis JE; Woods CA; Guest D; Watt KG, 2018, 'Impact of supervised student optometry consultations on the patient experience', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 101, pp. 288 - 296,
2018
Kang P; Watt K; Chau T; Zhu J; Evans BJW; Swarbrick H, 2018, 'The impact of orthokeratology lens wear on binocular vision and accommodation: A short-term prospective study', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 41, pp. 501 - 506, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2018.08.002
2018
Bentley SA; Trevaskis JE; Woods CA; Guest D; Watt KG, 2018, 'Impact of supervised student optometry consultations on the patient experience', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 101, pp. 288 - 296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12633
2018
Asper L; Watt K; Khuu S, 2018, 'Optical treatment of amblyopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 101, pp. 431 - 442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12657
2018
Chiang J; Katalinic P; Nivison-Smith L; Yapp M; Zangerl B; Khuu S; Watt K; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Teaching Ocular Imaging, Disease Diagnosis and Management Within a Work-Integrated Setting: a Novel Model Within an Optometric Education Program', Journal of Optometric Education, vol. 43, pp. 1 - 18, https://journal.opted.org/article/teaching-ocular-imaging-disease-diagnosis-and-management-within-a-work-integrated-setting-a-novel-model-within-an-optometric-education-program/
2018
Chiang J; Katalinic P; Nivison-Smith L; Yapp M; Khuu S; Watt K; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'Teaching ocular imaging, disease diagnosis​ and management within a work-integrated setting: a novel model within an optometric education program', Journal of Optometric Education
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
Asper L; Leung A; Tran C; Suttle CM; Watt K, 2015, 'The Effects of Vertical Yoked Prism on Horizontal Heterophoria.', Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry, vol. 92, pp. 1016 - 1020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/opx.0000000000000686
2015
Swarbrick HA; Alharbi A; Watt K; Lum E; Kang P, 2015, 'Myopia control during orthokeratology lens wear in children using a novel study design', Ophthalmology, vol. 122, pp. 620 - 630, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2014.09.028
2015
Suttle CM; Challinor KL; Thompson RE; Pesudovs K; Togher L; Chiavaroli N; Lee A; Junghans B; Stapleton F; Watt K; Jalbert I, 2015, 'Attitudes and barriers to evidence-based practice in optometry educators', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 92, pp. 514 - 523, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000550
2015
Asper L; Leung A; Tran C; Suttle CM; Watt K, 2015, 'The Effects of Vertical Yoked Prism on Horizontal Heterophoria', OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE, vol. 92, pp. 1016 - 1020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000686
2015
Asper L; Leung A; Tran C; Suttle CM; Watt K, 2015, 'The effects of vertical yoked prism on horizontal heterophoria', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 92, pp. 1016 - 1020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000686
2015
Swarbrick HA; Alharbi A; Lum E; Watt K, 2011, 'Overnight orthokeratology for myopia control: short-term effects on axial length and refractive error', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 34, pp. S3 - S3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1367-0484(11)60012-x
2011
Watt KG; Boneham GC; Swarbrick HA, 2007, 'Microbial keratitis in orthokeratology: the Australian experience', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 90, pp. 182 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1444-0938.2006.00105.x
2007
Watt KG; Swarbrick HA, 2007, 'Trends in Microbial Keratitis Associated With Orthokeratology', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 33, pp. 373 - 377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0b013e318157cd8d
2007
Watt KG; Swarbrick HA, 2005, 'Microbial Keratitis in Overnight Orthokeratology: Review of the First 50 Cases', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 31, pp. 201 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.icl.0000179705.23313.7e
2005
Swarbrick H; Alharbi A; Lum E; Watt K, 2001, 'Changes in axial length and refractive error during overnight orthokeratology for myopia control', Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
2001

1. 2020 UNSW Australia, Faculty of ScienceThe 2020 Deam of Science’s Staff Excellence Award (The Optometry Clinic Team)

 

2, 2016 UNSW Australia Faculty of Science The 2016 UNSW Science Staff Excellence Award in recognition and celebration of Excellence in Research Quality

  1. Australian Allied Health Leadership Forum (2021) Infection Protection and Control in Allied Health, Curriculum Framework Lead Dr Pauline Kang ($50,000)
  2. UNSW Science International Seed Funding (2019) Lead Dr Kathleen Watt Optometry and Vision Science ($10,000)
  3. UNSW Science International Seed Funding (2019) Lead Dr Vinod Maseedupally Optometry and Vision Science French/Australian student exchange ($10,000)
  4. UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme (2018) Lead Investigator Dr D Dutta Optometric Clinical Research Facility
  5. UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme (2018) Lead Investigator Dr P Kang IOLMaster 700
  6. UNSW Institute for Global Development (2018-19) Eye health engagement in Uganda and Africa. UNSW Jalbert I, Dralega A, Nsubuga N, Watt K. ($102,208)
  7. Victorian Optometrist Training and Education (VOTE) Grant (2015) Impact of supervised student optometry consultations on the patient experience ($10,000)
  8. Allergan Australia Study to compare safety and efficacy of Refresh Optive Advanced unit dose for 3 months in patients with dry eye disease (2015)
  9. UNSW Learning and Teaching Development Funding Grant (2012) Assessing Work Integrated Clinical Assessment at the School of Optometry and Vision Science ($10,000)