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Recent publications by SoVS staff include:

  1. The Effect of Atropine on Human Global Flash mfERG Responses to Retinal Defocus
    Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
    Safal Khanal, Phillip R. K. Turnbull, Nicholas Lee, John R. Phillips
    PhD student Safal Khanal attempts to uncover how Atropine controls myopia (short-sight). Myopia is a rapidly growing problem (that will affect half of the world’s population by 2050) and can threaten sight.

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  1. Impact of Children’s Postural Variation on Viewing Distance and Estimated Visual Acuity
    Translational Vision Science & Technology
    Lisa M. Hamm, Kishan Mistry, Joanna M. Black, Cameron C. Grant, Steven C. Dakin
    Lisa worked with Kishan (a then part V student) to show that childrens’ movement during vision testing at 150cm leads to significant overestimation of acuity in 8% of tests. This could lead to missed diagnosis of eye disease (unless we measure and correct it!)

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  1. Phenomenological approach to childhood cataract treatment in New Zealand using semi-structured interviews: how we might improve provision of care
    BMJ Open
    Lisa M. Hamm, Karla A. Boluk, Joanna M. Black, Shuan Dai, Benjamin Thompson
    Lisa interviewed twenty NZ families with a child who needed cataract surgery. She was interested in access to care; the barriers families experienced, and the factors that facilitated prompt access. She found the key themes which would improve access to care; streamlining screening and referral processes, understanding a family’s social support needs, and facilitating communication between families and medical staff.

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