Dry Eye & Ocular Surface

Dry eye is increasingly common in the aging population, affecting 500,000 individuals in Australia. Various factors influence the occurrence of symptoms of dry eye, which are especially common in post-menopausal women and contact lens wearers. Obesity, LASIK surgery and allergy may also be relevant.

The ANT group at the School of Optometry and Vision Science is continuing research in these areas to understand the mechanisms of dry eye disease, specifically through the exploration of the roles of the tear proteome and neuropeptides, sex hormones and dietary supplementation in the modulation of dry eye.

Our Researchers

Professor Fiona Stapleton

Role: Scientia Professor

Phone: +61 9385 4375
Office: Room 3.003 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Professor Mark Willcox

Role: Professor and Director of Research 

 Phone: +61 9385 4164
Office: Room 3.029 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

A/Prof Michelle Madigan

Role: Associate Professor

Phone: +61 9385 9879
Office: Room 3.023Rupert Myers Building (North Wing)UNSW, Kensington 2052

Dr Blanka Golebiowski

Role: Senior Research Fellow

Phone: +61 9385 4502
Office: Room 3.005 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

A/Professor Isabelle Jalbert

Role: Deputy Head of School

Phone: +61 9385 9816
Office: Room 3.004 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Dr Maria Markoulli

Role: Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Coordinator

Phone: +61 9385 6551
Office: Room 3.024Rupert Myers Building (North Wing)UNSW, Kensington 2052

Dr Alex Hui

Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +61 9385 9879
Office: Room 3.023 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Contact Us

We have opportunities for higher degree research in these areas. Please contact the Postgraduate Research Director for further information.