Group Leader: Associate Professor Alexander Klistorner
Together with Visionsearch we continue to work on development of a new multifocal Visual Evoked Potentials system. Fifteen systems are now set up at various sites across Europe and Australia to study effect of anti-LINGO on remyelination in optic neuritis.
Research also continues into the use of various structural and functional techniques in pre-perimetric detection of glaucoma. A longitudinal (five years) research project funded through the NHMRC is in its fourth year.
In 2012 we initiated a new longitudinal (five years) project aiming at understanding axonal loss and its cause in multiple sclerosis. This involves multimodal approach including MRI, OCT and electrophysiology. Enrolled patients have undergone baseline scanning with half tested twice. First results of the study published in one of the most prestigious neurology journals –Neurology. The study has now attracted funding from the National MS Society and has expanded internationally.
We are also collaborating with Macquarie University on a number of studies using animal models of glaucoma and optic neuritis.
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