Nayuta Yoshioka


My research focuses on advanced imaging of the posterior eye, particularly with the optical coherence tomographer, to characterise normal physiological and pathophysiological alterations to the retina. 


  • PhD in Clinical Diagnosis and Structure-Function Correlation of Glaucoma, School of Optometry & Vision Science/Centre for Eye Health, UNSW Sydney, 2018
  • Master of Optometry, School of Optometry & Vision Science, UNSW Sydney, 2014
  • Graduate Certificate of Ocular Therapeutic, UNSW Sydney, 2011
  • Bachelor of Optometry & Vision Science (Hon), UNSW Sydney, 2007

Research Area: 

  • Refinement of in vivo ganglion cell density quantification framework to improve structure-function correlation within the macular area
  • Quantification of inner retinal layers using widefield optical coherence tomographer scan

Teaching Area: 

  • Seeing the World: Perspectives from Vision Science (VISN1101)
  • Introduction to Myopia (OPTM7611)
  • Myopia Management (OPTM7612)
  • Clinical Myopia Management (OPTM7621)


  • Heidelberg Young Researchers Award, Imaging & Perimetry Society, 2018
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, UNSW Sydney, 2014

Professional Memberships: 

  • Fellow of American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Optometry Association Australia (OAA)


Research Groups


Journal articles
Tong J; Phu J; Khuu SK; Yoshioka N; Choi AY; Nivison-Smith L; Marc RE; Jones BW; Pfeiffer RL; Kalloniatis M; Zangerl B, 2019, 'Development of a Spatial Model of Age-Related Change in the Macular Ganglion Cell Layer to Predict Function From Structural Changes', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 208, pp. 166 - 177,
Yoshioka N; Zangerl B; Phu J; Choi YJ; Khuu S; Masselos K; Hennessy M; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Consistency of Structure-Function Correlation Between Spatially Scaled Visual Field Stimuli and In Vivo OCT Ganglion Cell Counts', Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, vol. 59, pp. 1693 - 1703,
Yoshioka N; Wong E; Kalloniatis M; Zangerl B, 2017, 'Repeatability of Heidelberg Retinal Tomography 3 and effect of alignment algorithm on glaucoma suspects', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 100, pp. 41 - 48,
Yoshioka N; Zangerl B; Nivison-Smith L; Khuu SK; Jones BW; Pfeiffer RL; Marc RE; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'Pattern recognition analysis of age-related retinal ganglion cell signatures in the human eye', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 58, pp. 3086 - 3099,
Wong E; Yoshioka N; Kalloniatis M; Zangerl B, 2015, 'Cirrus HD-OCT short-term repeatability of clinical retinal nerve fiber layer measurements', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 92, pp. 83 - 88,
Yoshioka N; Wong E; Kalloniatis M; Yapp M; Hennessy MP; Agar A; Healey PR; Hayen A; Zangerl B, 2015, 'Influence of education and diagnostic modes on glaucoma assessment by optometrists', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 35, pp. 682 - 698,