Seeing Beyond Lecture Series April 2019: Diabetic eye disease and the retinal vasculature

The Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences at the University of Melbourne invites you to attend the lecture "Diabetic eye disease and the retinal vasculature", as part of the Seeing Beyond lecture series.

Date: Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm (please arrive at 6.00pm to sign in)

Guest speakers: A/Prof Bang Bui and A/Prof Wilson Heriot from the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne

Location: Theatre 1 (B103) 207-221 Bouverie Street, The University of Melbourne, Map)

Cost: free

CPD points: 6 CPD points

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Presentation summaries

Associate Professor Bang Bui

Effective vascular autoregulation is critical for maintaining retinal neuronal health.

This talk explores the mechanisms underlying retinal vascular autoregulation and how optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) can aid in understanding these processes.


Associate Professor Wilson Heriot

Optimisation of individual diabetic patient's outcomes requires identification of the onset and the rate of progression of pathologic dysfunction, but retinopathy severity is currently graded by visible structural changes alone.

We are investigating the predictive power of microvascular autoregulation anomalies for functional decline as a more representative grading of diabetic disease progression.