Dr Corinne Carle, Visual Diagnostics Group, Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, JCSMR, ANU.
Blinding diseases are a growing problem within our society. Glaucoma in particular, for which effective treatments are available, is difficult to diagnose and monitor using currently available functional methods. An objective, fast and accurate means of mapping visual function would therefore be highly advantageous, not just in glaucoma, but also in other visual pathologies. Dr Carle is part of a team developing a method of obtaining maps of visual field sensitivity using pupillary responses to multifocal visual stimuli. Her research is focused on the development of stimuli that target different aspects of the pupillary response and the specific neural pathways involved in these different response components.