An integrated approach to improving the primary clinical care of patients with early stages of AMD

Lead Researcher Email Number Webpage
Dr Laura Downie + 61 3 903 53043 Personal web page

Project Details

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in Australia. Preventing progression to late AMD is the most valuable approach to reduce vision loss. Evidence-practice gaps exist in the primary clinical care provided to AMD patients. This project will adopt an integrated approach to improve the translation of research evidence by optometrists relating to modifiable risk factors for AMD progression; such factors include smoking, diet and nutritional supplementation.


National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship; APP1091833 (CIA Downie)

Research Group

Anterior Eye, Clinical Trials and Research Translation Unit

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Practice and service improvement

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Optometry and Vision Sciences

Unit / Centre

Anterior Eye, Clinical Trials and Research Translation Unit