Jed Lusthaus

New South Wales
Ophthalmologist, researcher

Glaucoma is known as the “sneak thief of sight” because it causes loss of vision over many years without causing symptoms. Clinicians often wait until glaucoma damage is confirmed before starting treatment. Identifying problems with eye fluid drainage (aqueous) may diagnose glaucoma earlier, but current techniques are invasive. Through his research, Jed believes that technology known as Haemoglobin Video Imaging, could be adapted to measure aqueous drainage without the need for surgery. The key is to automate the existing technology's image processing and analysis capabilities to ensure the testing is quick and accurate. This grant will help him to convert this technology into an easy-to-use system that could be used across eye clinics Australia-wide.

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Jed Lusthaus