Matt Viet Trinh

PhD Candidate

Supervisors: Dr Lisa Nivison-Smith, Professor Michael Kalloniatis

Research Title: Gauging local ocular manifestations in intermediate Age-related Macular Degeneration, as defined by OCT, OCT-angiography, and Microperimetry

Supervisors: Dr Lisa Nivison-Smith, Prof Michael Kalloniatis

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Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision impairment in first-world countries. With an ageing global population, the early detection and management of developing AMD is paramount in combatting the disease.

The outer retina in non-exudative AMD is relatively well-described in the literature, however, emerging evidence suggests the inner retina may also be subject to a host of changes. Thus far, these changes are relatively poorly defined, particularly in regards to their spatial properties. Multimodal testing such as Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Optical Coherence Angiography (OCTA) will help us to quantify these changes through unique, spatial clustering techniques. The aim is then to develop more accurate models of retinal biomarkers to produce an earlier diagnosis of non-exudative AMD.



Matt graduated from UNSW in 2014, and is since spending his time up in Newcastle. He has a keen interest in research, and is currently pursuing his PhD in studying Age-related Macular Degeneration.



2018   M.Optom

2014   B.Optom(Hons)/B.Sci (UNSW)



Journal Articles

Matt Trinh, Janelle Tong, Nayuta Yoshioka, Barbara Zangerl, Michael Kalloniatis, Lisa Nivison-Smith; Macula Ganglion Cell Thickness Changes Display Location-Specific Variation Patterns in Intermediate Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2020;61(3):2. doi: 

Matt Trinh, Michael Kalloniatis, Lisa Nivison-Smith; Vascular Changes in Intermediate Age-Related Macular Degeneration Quantified Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography. Trans. Vis. Sci. Tech. 2019;8(4):20. doi: