Vaegan Seminar: Development of novel structural and functional analysis techniques to improve the structure-function relationship in posterior eye disease

All interested parties including, students, staff, alumni and general public more than welcome to attend this seminar.

Title: Development of novel structural and functional analysis techniques to improve the structure-function relationship in posterior eye disease

Speaker(s): Janelle Tong and Henrietta Wang (Centre for Eye Health)

Time/Date: 1-2pm Friday 27 September 2019

Location: Rupert Myers Theatre, University of New South Wales (Kensington). Gate 14 Barker Street 

Description: From a biological perspective, functional and structural loss should be concordant. However, a disassociation between functional and structural results (also termed “structure-function discordance”) introduces ambiguity in clinical decision making with respect to diagnosing and managing posterior eye diseases. One such example of this are the variable results obtained using Amsler grid testing despite obvious retinal distortions noted structurally. This presentation will cover new structural and functional analysis techniques established by the Retinal Networks Laboratory that aim to improve the structure-function relationship in a variety of posterior eye diseases ranging from glaucoma to epiretinal membranes.

Speaker biographies:

Janelle Tong: Janelle graduated with a Bachelor of Optometry (Hons)/Bachelor of Science degree from UNSW Australia. She was the recipient of the University Medal and several other academic awards throughout her university career. Prior to joining CFEH, she worked in a full-scope private practice in Sydney, where she developed her interest in managing posterior ocular disease. Janelle is involved in both clinical and research aspects of CFEH, with her current research looking at modelling normal ageing changes to the eye using advanced imaging.

Henrietta Wang: Henrietta graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2016 with a Bachelor of Optometry (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science. She has received numerous clinical and academic awards during her undergraduate degree, including a research scholarship for her work in the Retinal Networks Laboratory. She is a staff optometrist at the Centre for Eye Health, with clinical interests in retinal disease and advanced imaging modalities. Her research interests are in the areas of retinal disease, particularly in retinitis pigmentosa.

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