Ocular Surface Disease

The School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW has a worldwide reputation as a leading centre for research and development in the field of the Ocular Surface and Contact Lenses. Members of the School have been involved in the development of silicone hydrogel lenses, multipurpose disinfecting solutions for contact lenses, and devices to maintain contact lens case hygiene, as well as large scale epidemiology studies to understand rates and risk factors for contact lens keratitis.

Our research emcompasses fundamental studies on the health of the ocular surface, and how that is impacted by contact lens wear, the tear film (its structure and function), corneal and conjunctival wound healing, the epidemiology of ocular infection, and the design and testing of antimicrobial surfaces for contact lenses and other biomaterials. 

If you are interested in joining this group as a postgraduate student contact Dr Blanka Golebiowski b.golebiowski@unsw.edu.au

If you are interested in joining this group as a postdoctoral scientist please contact Professor Mark Willcox.