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|☑ MPhil/PhD||☒ MRes[Med]||☒ URIS|
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness, affecting approximately 76 million patients worldwide. Characterized by chronic degeneration of the optic nerve, glaucoma patients develop progressive decline in visual performance, with increasing vision-related disability over time. Difficulties with steps and poor night vision are frequent vision-related disabilities reported by glaucoma patients. Glaucoma patients are also at risk of falls and motor vehicle collisions. Regular assessment of vision-related disability is therefore critical to inform disease impact on daily activities, assess prognosis, and guide treatment decision. Although perimetry is the current standard to monitor visual function in patients with glaucoma, how progressive visual field loss measured with perimetry relates to progressive development of vision-related disability experienced by patients in the real-world is poorly understood. The proposed study will apply an innovative technique, using virtual reality simulation of real-world activities to evaluate and monitor vision-related disability experienced by glaucoma patients in the real-world. Completion of the project will bring forth a more effective paradigm to monitor progressive development of vision-related disability experienced by glaucoma patients.
Professor CKS Leung, Department of Ophthalmology
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