Pauline Kang

Lecturer

I am a Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW. My research focuses on optical strategies of myopia control. In particular, I have been exploring optical changes induced by various types of contact lenses to better understand how different contact lenses induce myopia control effects. My research has extended to explore changes in visual function, binocularity and accommodation with contact lenses used for myopia control to with the aim of improving efficacy of current myopia control devices. I also coordinate the Myopia Clinic at the UNSW Optometry Clinic, to not only provide a clinic dedicated to myopia management, but to teach undergraduate Optometry and Vision Science students current evidence-based management of progressive myopia.

Education

  • Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2014
  • PhD in Optometry - University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2012
  • Bachelor of Optometry (Hons Class 1) - University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2007

Research areas:

  • Myopia and myopia control
  • Contact lenses
  • Peripheral refraction and aberrations
  • Binocular vision

Current postgraduate and honours student supervision

  • PhD project
    • Development of large diameter front surface lens designs and their effects on peripheral refraction and ocular aberrations
  • Honours projects
    • The influence of orthokeratology on binocular vision
    • Orthokeratology lens diameter and its influence of treatment zone centration
    • The effect of atropine on choroidal thickness
    • Temporal integration of visual signals in the marmoset eye
    • Repeatability of binocular vision tests

Awards and Achievements:

  • American Optometric Foundation (AOF) Jill and George Mertz Fellowship 2017
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Travel Grant 2016
  • Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO) Research Grant 2016
  • International Myopia Conference (IMC) International Travel Grant 2015
  • UNSW Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative 2015
  • British Contact Lens Association Dallos Award 2014
  • Travel Fellowship from the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies Section of the American Academy of Optometry 2012
  • Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO) Research Grant 2012
  • Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA) Research award 2008 & 2009
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry), Australian Government 2007-2011

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Optometry (Fellow)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Orthokeratology Society of Oceania
  • British Contact Lens Associations
  • Optometrists Association of Australia

 

Research Groups

Research Topics

  • Myopia control incl. orthokeratology

Publications

Conference Papers
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Gifford P; Tran M; Priestley C; Maseedupally V; Kang P, 2019, 'Can orthokeratology lenses be modified to alter peripheral refraction?', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Vancouver, BC, presented at The Annual Meeting of the Assocation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Vancouver, BC, 28 April 2019 - 02 May 2019
2019
Kang P; Clendaniel S; Li A; Van C; Zhu X; Troilo D; Benavente-Perez A, 2018, 'Atropine applied at different times of the day has different effects on choroidal thickness', Honolulu, Hawaii, presented at The Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Honolulu, Hawaii, 29 April 2018 - 03 May 2018
2018
Kang PH; Benavente-Perez A; Nour A; Zhu X; Ansel T; Abarr K; Troilo D, 2017, 'The effect of daily episodes of negative or positive defocus interruption on the eye growth of marmosets', in The effect of daily episodes of negative or positive defocus interruption on the eye growth of marmosets, International Myopia Conference, Birmingham, UK, presented at International Myopia Conference, Birmingham, UK, 14 September 2017 - 17 September 2017
2017
Peguda R; maseedupally V; Kang PH; swarbrick H, 2017, 'Distortion correction for anterior segment OCTs: CASIA swept source OCT vs Vistante time domain OCT', in Distortion correction for anterior segment OCTs: CASIA swept source OCT vs Vistante time domain OCT, Global Specialty Lens Symposium, Las Vegas, USA, presented at Global Specialty Lens Symposium, Las Vegas, USA, 26 January 2017 - 29 January 2017
2017
Peguda R; Kang PH; Swarbrick H, 2017, 'Investigating different front surface optic zone diameters on mini scleral contact lenses and their effects on peripheral refraction', in Investigating different front surface optic zone diameters on mini scleral contact lenses and their effects on peripheral refraction, International Myopia Conference, Birmingham, UK, presented at International Myopia Conference, Birmingham, UK, 14 September 2017 - 17 September 2017
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=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2016
Kang PH, 2016, 'Orthokeratology and peripheral refraction', in Orthokeratology and peripheral refraction, 12th Congress of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania, Gold Coast, presented at 12th Congress of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania, Gold Coast, 23 September 2016 - 25 September 2016
2016
Kang PH; maseedupally V; swarbrick H, 2016, 'Relationship between central and mid-peripheral corneal refractive power changes after orthokeratology', in Relationship between central and mid-peripheral corneal refractive power changes after orthokeratology, American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, Anaheim, presented at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, Anaheim, 09 November 2016 - 12 November 2016
2016
Peguda R; Kang Y; Lim A; Kang P; Swarbrick HA, 2016, 'Mini scleral contact lenses: settling period and its effect on peripheral refraction.', 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:000394174003306&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2016
swarbrick H; Kang PH; peguda R, 2015, 'Comparing total corneal thickness and epithelial thickness measurements between Sonogage ultrasound pachometry and high resolution OCT', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
2015
Maseedupally VK; Kang P; Bae M; Liem M; Gifford P; Swarbrick HA, 2015, 'Corneal refractive power changes during orthokeratology using different contact lens designs', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Denver, CO, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Denver, CO, 03 May 2015 - 07 May 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000362891107158&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2015
swarbrick H; Kang PH, 2015, 'The limits of myopia control with orthokeratology – are there any?', in The limits of myopia control with orthokeratology – are there any?, 18th meeting of the International Society for Contact Lens Research, Budapest, presented at 18th meeting of the International Society for Contact Lens Research, Budapest, 23 May 2015 - 28 May 2015
2015
Kang PH; swarbrick H, 2015, 'New perspective on myopia control with orthokeratology', in New perspective on myopia control with orthokeratology, International Myopia Conference, Wenzhou, presented at International Myopia Conference, Wenzhou, 23 September 2015 - 27 September 2015
2015
maseedupally V; miao Z; Kang PH; swarbrick H, 2015, 'Orthokeratology treatment zone parameters derived from different types of corneal topographic maps', in Optometry and Vision Science, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, presented at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting
2015
Kang PH; Lee M; Lee L; swarbrick H, 2015, 'Characterizing corneal changes induced by orthokeratology using high resolution OCT: 1998 revisited', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, presented at The Association for Reserach in Vision and Ophthalmology
2015
Kang PH; Nava D; Wang K; Wildsoet C, 2014, 'Dose-dependent influence of peripheral myopic defocus on refractive error in young chicks', in Optometry and Vision Science, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, presented at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting
2014
Liu Y; Lee D; Kang PH; Wildsoet C, 2014, 'Accuracy and repeatability of measurements from the Topcon KR1W Aberrometer compared to other clinical instruments', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
2014
Kang PH; Chang S; Korwar S; Wildsoet C, 2014, 'Effects on binocular and peripheral visual functions of distance center multifocal soft contact lens designs and significance of add power', in Effects on binocular and peripheral visual functions of distance center multifocal soft contact lens designs and significance of add power, British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) Clinical Conference & Exhibition, Birmingham, presented at British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) Clinical Conference & Exhibition, Birmingham, 06 June 2014 - 09 June 2014
2014
Kang PH, 2014, 'Orthokeratology and peripheral refraction', in Orthokeratology and peripheral refraction, 11th Congress of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania, Gold Coast, presented at 11th Congress of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania, Gold Coast, 17 October 2014 - 19 October 2014
2014
Kang PH; gifford P; swarbrick H, 2014, 'Refraction along the vertical meridian in different refractive groups', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
2014
swarbrick H; Kang PH, 2014, 'Myopia control with overnight orthokeratology: where do we go from here?', in Myopia control with overnight orthokeratology: where do we go from here?, 3rd Congress of International Academy of Orthokeratology, Shanghai, presented at 3rd Congress of International Academy of Orthokeratology, Shanghai, 17 March 2014 - 20 March 2014
2014
maseedupally V; Meoli D; Nguyen B; Kang PH; Swarbrick H, 2014, 'Variability of ocular reference center location in normal eyes', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
2014
Kang PH; gifford P; swarbrick H, 2013, 'Peripheral refraction and corneal topography changes with different orthokeratology lens designs', in Peripheral refraction and corneal topography changes with different orthokeratology lens designs, 14th International Myopia Conference (IMC), Asilomar, presented at 14th International Myopia Conference (IMC), Asilomar, 19 August 2013 - 22 August 2013
2013
Kang PH; Gifford P; Swarbrick H, 2013, 'Peripheral refraction and corneal topography changes with different OK lens designs', in Optometry and Vision Science, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, presented at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting
2013
Kang PH; swarbrick H, 2012, 'Time course of the effects of orthokeratology on peripheral refraction and corneal topography', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
2012
Kang PH; swabrick H, 2012, 'Orthokeratology, peripheral refraction and myopia control', in Orthokeratology, peripheral refraction and myopia control, 10th Congress of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania, Gold Coast, presented at 10th Congress of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania, Gold Coast, 06 July 2012 - 08 July 2012
2012
Kang PH, 2012, 'Future myopia research – where will it take us?', in Future myopia research – where will it take us?, 14th International Cornea and Contact Lens Congress (ICCLC), Sydney, presented at 14th International Cornea and Contact Lens Congress (ICCLC), Sydney, 12 October 2012 - 15 October 2012
2012
Kang PH; Gifford P; Swarbrick H, 2012, 'Can manipulation of OK lens parameters change the peripheral refraction profile?', in Optometry and Vision Science, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, presented at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting
2012
Kang PH; Swarbrick H, 2011, 'Orthokeratology and peripheral refraction in myopic children', in Optometry and Vision Science, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, presented at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting
2011
Kang PH, 2011, 'The effect of different soft contact lenses on peripheral refraction', in The effect of different soft contact lenses on peripheral refraction, 16th meeting of the International Society for Contact Lens Research (ISCLR), Napa Valley, USA, presented at 16th meeting of the International Society for Contact Lens Research (ISCLR), Napa Valley, USA, 21 August 2011 - 26 August 2011
2011
Kang PH; Bloch L; Gosling S; Grimson D; Owen J; Alharbi A; Gifford P; Swarbrick H, 2011, 'Peripheral refraction and axial length at corresponding retinal locations', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
2011
Kang PH, 2010, 'Correlation between para-central corneal power change and peripheral refraction change after OK', in Correlation between para-central corneal power change and peripheral refraction change after OK, XIX Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research (ISER), Montreal, Canada, presented at XIX Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research (ISER), Montreal, Canada, 18 July 2010 - 23 July 2010
2010
Kang PH; swarbrick H, 2010, 'Peripheral refraction in myopic children wearing OK and GP contact lenses', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
2010
Kang PH; swarbrick H, 2010, 'Peripheral refraction and orthokeratology', in Peripheral refraction and orthokeratology, 8th Congress of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO), Goldcoast, Australia, presented at 8th Congress of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO), Goldcoast, Australia, 09 July 2010 - 11 July 2010
2010
Kang PH; swarbrick H, 2010, 'Correlation between para-central corneal power change and peripheral refraction change after OK', in Correlation between para-central corneal power change and peripheral refraction change after OK, XIX Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research (ISER), Montreal, Canada, presented at XIX Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research (ISER), Montreal, Canada, 18 July 2010 - 23 July 2010
2010
Kang PH; Gifford P; McNamara P; Wu J; Yeo S; Vong B; Swarbrick H, 2009, 'Peripheral refraction in East Asians and Caucasians', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
2009
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=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2018
peguda R; kang Y; lim A; Kang PH; swarbrick H, 2016, 'Mini scleral contact lenses: settling period and its effect on peripheral refraction', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
2016
Kang PH; Watt K; Chau T; Zhu J; Swarbrick H, 2016, 'Binocular vision changes after short-term orthokeratology', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
2016
Journal articles
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Chen R; Chen Y; Lipson M; Kang P; Lian H; Zhao Y; McAlinden C; Huang J, 2020, 'The Effect of Treatment Zone Decentration on Myopic Progression during Or-thokeratology', Current Eye Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02713683.2019.1673438
2020
Gifford KL; Richdale K; Kang P; Aller TA; Lam CS; Liu YM; Michaud L; Mulder J; Orr JB; Rose KA; Saunders KJ; Seidel D; Tideman JWL; Sankaridurg P, 2019, 'IMI – Clinical management guidelines report', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 60, pp. M184 - M203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.18-25977
2019
Kwan SCK; Khuu SK; Kang P, 2019, 'Changes in aniseikonia of an axial anisometrope at various stages of orthokeratology lens wear', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2019.10.135
2019
Gifford P; Tran M; Priestley C; Maseedupally V; Kang P, 2019, 'Reducing treatment zone diameter in orthokeratology and its effect on peripheral ocular refraction', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2019.11.006
2019
Kang P, 2018, 'Optical and pharmacological strategies of myopia control', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 101, pp. 321 - 332, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12666
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
Peguda R; Kang P; Maseedupally V; Swarbrick H, 2018, 'Accuracy and Repeatability of an Anterior Segment Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomographer', Eye & contact lens, vol. 44, pp. S300 - S306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000417
2018
Kang P, 2018, 'Optical and pharmacological strategies of myopia control', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 101, pp. 321 - 332,
2018
Kang P; Swarbrick H, 2017, 'Discontinuation of long term orthokeratology lens wear and subsequent refractive surgery outcome', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 40, pp. 436 - 439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2017.07.001
2017
Kang P; McAlinden C; Wildsoet CF, 2017, 'Effects of multifocal soft contact lenses used to slow myopia progression on quality of vision in young adults', Acta Ophthalmologica, vol. 95, pp. e43 - e53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aos.13173
2017
Kang P; Swarbrick H, 2016, 'The influence of different OK lens designs on peripheral refraction', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 93, pp. 1112 - 1119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000889
2016
Kang P; Swarbrick H, 2016, 'New perspective on myopia control with orthokeratology', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 93, pp. 497 - 503, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000826
2016
Kang P; Wildsoet CF, 2016, 'Acute and short-term changes in visual function with multifocal soft contact lens wear in young adults', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 39, pp. 133 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2015.09.004
2016
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
Gifford P; Kang P; Swarbrick H; Versace P, 2014, 'Changes to corneal aberrations and vision after presbylasik refractive surgery using the MEL 80 platform', Journal of Refractive Surgery, vol. 30, pp. 598 - 603, http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/1081597X-20140709-01
2014
Kang PH; Swarbrick HA, 2013, 'Time course of the effects of orthokeratology on peripheral refraction and corneal topography', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 33, pp. 277 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12027
2013
Kang P; Gifford P; Swarbrick H, 2013, 'Can manipulation of orthokeratology lens parameters modify peripheral refraction?', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 90, pp. 1237 - 1248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000064
2013
Kang P; Fan Y; Oh K; Trac K; Zhang F; Swarbrick HA, 2013, 'The effect of multifocal soft contact lenses on peripheral refraction', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 90, pp. 658 - 666, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3182990878
2013
Kang PH; Fan Y; Oh K; Trac K; Zhang F; Swarbrick HA, 2012, 'Effect of single vision soft contact lenses on peripheral refraction', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 89, pp. 1014 - 1021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e31825da339
2012
Kang P; Swarbrick H, 2011, 'Peripheral refraction in myopic children wearing orthokeratology and gas-permeable lenses', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 88, pp. 476 - 482, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e31820f16fb
2011
Kang P; Swarbrick HA, 2011, 'Peripheral refraction in myopic children wearing OK and GP lenses', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 88, pp. 476 - 482
2011
Kang P; Gifford P; McNamara P; Wu J; Yeo S; Vong B; Swarbrick HA, 2010, 'Peripheral Refraction in Different Ethnicities', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 51, pp. 6059 - 6065, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.09-4747
2010