A biomarker for dry eye disease

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Dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the ocular surface that can affect up to 75% of some populations and considerably impact on quality of life. One of the challenges in the diagnosis and management of dry eye is the lack of a reliable biomarker that aligns with symptoms. With the growing number of dry eye therapies available, the identification of a sensitive and specific biomarker for dry eye disease is key to monitoring its progression and the evaluation of therapies. This study will evaluate the efficacy of novel biomarkers in diagnosing dry eye and monitoring the effect of treatment.

The ideal candidate will have a background in basic science, vision science, optometry or medicine.

Supervisory team
Fiona
Stapleton

Science
Optometry and Vision Science
Maria
Markoulli

Science
Optometry and Vision Science
Nick
Di Girolamo

Medicine
Medical Sciences
f.stapleton@unsw.edu.au