In addition to research laboratories located in the Department's core facilities in 200 Berkeley St, the Department has a significant research footprint in the Kenneth Myer Building (part of the Melbourne Brain Centre) and research facilities at the Melbourne Eyecare Clinic.
200 Berkeley St
Laboratories here specialise in clinical trials and testing of human vision, both in healthy persons and those with eye disease or diseases affecting the visual system (e.g. migraine). Dedicated clinical trials equipment includes high-quality calibrated computer displays for behavioural vision testing, electrodiagnotics (e.g. electroretinography and visual evoked potentials), eye tracking equipment, adaptive optics imaging facilities, as well as commercially available methods for measuring the structure (e.g. optical coherence tomography angiography) and function of the eye (e.g. perimetry).
Kenneth Myer Building
As part of Melbourne Brain Centre, facilities here are primarily designed to investigate animal models of vision and eye disease. Our facilities allow for such techniques as electrophysiology, awake-behavioural testing, and high-resolution in-vivo imaging of the retina and brain. We provide comprehensive preclinical services for investigator and industry-initiated trials.
Melbourne Eyecare Clinic
The Melbourne Eyecare Clinic is a private clinic wholly owned and operated by the University of Melbourne. It consists of 11 consulting rooms, a visual field room, an instrument room (imaging), vision training room and an extensive dispensing area. There are two further clinical research consulting rooms. The consulting rooms have equipment typical of standard optometric practice. The clinic has an extensive array of state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment, perimeters and other specialist tools. An increasing amount of industry contract research is conducted through this facility.