Physiological optics of the eye
Physiological homeostasis and optical performance of the eye are inter-related, and constantly changing due to aging or pathology.
We use novel multi-modal imaging methods to quantify, correlate and simulate these changes throughout life.
Such knowledge is essential for developing effective non-invasive therapies for vision-degrading pathologies of old age.
Several factors contribute to the ageing of the eye over a lifetime, leading to visual impairments. One of these factors is ultraviolet-A (UVA, 320-400nm) radiation, which influences the crystalline lens in particular. First, annual dosages were calculated based on...
Intraocular pressure (IOP) may become elevated with muscle exertion, changes in body position and increased respiratory volumes (especially when the Valsalva manoeuvre is involved) all of which are associated with weight lifting. Several studies have shown that IOP is...
Congratulations to SOVS bioengineer Dr Ehsan Vaghefi who is behind the innovative MyIScope device that has just received nearly $1m in funding in the 2018 round of the Endeavour Fund, New Zealand’s largest contestable research fund. Dr Vaghefi has made research into...
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Ophthalmic Imaging and Bioengineering
The aim of this multidisciplinary project is to connect the physiology, vision engineering and optics of the human visual system.
Molecular Vision Laboratory
The Molecular Vision Laboratory (MVL) has extensive molecular and cellular expertise in the general field of membrane transport.
New Zealand National Eye Centre (NZ-NEC)
The New Zealand National Eye Centre (NZ-NEC) launched in 2008 as the culmination of more than eight years of collaboration and planning between many researchers in the field of ophthalmology, optometry, eye health and visual sciences in the University of Auckland.