Retinal Structure and Function Laboratory
Much is already known about structural and functional changes caused by retinal disease, but interest has recently turned to the complex interrelationship between these changes. For example, glaucoma leads to death of the retinal ganglion cells seen as structural changes in the optic nerve head and retinal nerve fibre layer, and to changes in visual function as measured with perimetry, but the relationship between these structural and functional measures of glaucomatous damage is incompletely understood.
The Retinal Structure and Function Laboratory (RSFL) aims to increase our understanding of the link between structural and functional measures of damage in disease using complementary approaches that include: full field electroretinography, dark and light adapted perimetry, dark adaptation, and optical coherence tomography. Understanding the relationship between retinal structure and function contributes to our conception of disease processes and allows the development of novel clinical tests that may aid in the management of retinal disease by allowing early detection and/or more effective monitoring.
Mr Marcin Falkowski
- Professor Samuel Jacobson, Associate Professor Artur Cideciyan - Scheie Eye Institute, USA
- Professor Barbara Gillam - Psychology, University of New South Wales, Australia
- Dr Colin Clifford - Psychology, University of Sydney, Australia
- Dr Erica Fletcher - Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Melbourne, Australia
- Retinal structure and function in ageing and disease
- A clinical test of dark adaptation for age-related macular degeneration
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