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On 8 February we were fortunate to be visited by Prof Michael Kalloniatis, Director of the Centre for Eye Health at the University of New South Wales and former Head of (the then) Department of Optometry & Vision Science.  Prof Kalloniatis’ expertise is in retinal neurobiology and visual psychophysics as it applies to clinical testing. He also has a keen interest in glaucoma and retinal disease diagnosis.

His lecture was titled “Clinical examination of retinal dystrophies”. It focused on macular dystrophies, highlighting the diversity in clinical presentation and how multi-modal clinical examination can help in the diagnosis of conditions affecting the macular. Prof Kalloniatis also discussed the use of clinical electrophysiology, clinical psychophysics and newer imaging techniques (such as fundus autofluorescence) to help discriminate between different conditions.