NZOVRF

New Zealand Optometric Vision Research Foundation.

To provide funds for local research and vision care projects.

Research supported by NZOVRF

Current NZOVRF Grants

  • The genetic basis of myopia in dogs. J Phillips.
  • Control of axial length in guinea pig: role of myofibroblasts in the sclera. J Phillips, K Bumsted O'Brien, S Backhouse.
  • Dual-focus Inhibition of Myopia Evaluation in New Zealand (DIMENZ). J Phillips, N Anstice.
  • Neuroprotective effect of vinpocetine in retina ischemia and anoxia. M Acosta, B O'Brien, M Kalloniatis.

NZOVRF Projects to December 2006

  1. Screen colour and CCTV reading performance. R Jacobs, 1987.
  2. A comparison of refractive components in youth onset and early adult onset myopia. T Grosvenor, 1988.
  3. Sports vision analysis of Auckland rhythmic gymnasts. P Hulme, B Howes, 1988.
  4. Vision and learning difficulties. J Anstice, S Kemp, 1988.
  5. Computerisation of colour vision test. G Sanderson, P Sharp, 1989.
  6. Evaluation of near glare test. C Beckman, 1989.
  7. Optical and neural contributions to visual dysfunction. R Scott, R Jacobs, 1989.
  8. Non-invasive measurement of retinal capillary blood flow and the foveal avascular zone. M Yap, 1990.
  9. Characterisation of human corneal thickness. P Herse, 1990.
  10. Factors affecting corneal hydration. P Herse, 1991.
  11. Tonic accommodation and the development of myopia. L Garner, M Yap, 1991.
  12. Colour vision test. L Tomlinson, 1991.
  13. Lens cataract prevention in diabetes. J Kistler, P Donaldson, 1991.
  14. Clinical measurement of discomfort glare. R Jacobs, 1992.
  15. Microfluctuations in accommodation and ocular disease. H Owens, 1992.
  16. Crystalline lens in ametropia. R Scott , 1992.
  17. A study of the possible emmetropizing mechanism in the mature eye. T Grosvenor, C Ooi, 1993.
  18. Physical fatigue and visual performance. M Yap, 1993.
  19. Visual acuity measurement: how much difference is there between the two eyes? B Brown, 1993.
  20. A longitudinal study of changes in the ocular components of school children. L Garner, M Yap, R Kinnear, M Frith, 1994.
  21. Juvenile onset myopia: the effect of light on growth factors and differentiation in retinal cells. L Garner, P Penfold, G Cooper, J Marbrook, 1995.
  22. Mapping perceived colour space. J Kirkland, 1995.
  23. Comparison of electrode types in topographical ERG. N Mohindin, M Yap, R Jacobs, 1995.
  24. Effect of age on amplitude and latency of topographical ERG. N Mohindin, M Yap, R Jacobs, 1995.
  25. Tear film analysis in keratoconus. G Watters, H Owens, M Yap, 1995.
  26. The relationship between the Stiles-Crawford effect and myopia. S Choi, L Garner, 1996.
  27. Development of models of the optical structure of the crystalline lens. L Garner, G Smith, 1996.
  28. Visualising cell-to-cell signaling in the ciliary body. P Donaldson, 1997.
  29. Experimental myopia: scleral creep during induction, suppression and recovery in chick. J Phillips, A Collins, 1997.
  30. A longitudinal study of changes in the ocular components in school children. L Garner, 1997.
  31. An investigation of methods of determining astigmatic refractive error for patients with low vision. Y Fan, R Jacobs, 1998.
  32. A longitudinal study of changes in the ocular components in schoolchildren. L Garner, 1999.
  33. Morphological and cellular changes in the human cornea with orthokeratology. J Craig, H Owens, C McGhee , 1999.
  34. Development of a computerised system for assessing tears spreading rates in dry eye and post-refractive surgery. H Owens, J Phillips, 2000.
  35. A longitudinal study of changes in the ocular components in schoolchildren. L Garner, 2000.
  36. Corneal topographic analysis and genetic testing of keratoconic families in New Zealand. H Owens, S Robertson, 2001.
  37. The impact of tear film disorders and marginal lid disease on human conjunctival cell morphology and the expression of inflammatory markers. J Craig, A Muller, 2001.
  38. Mapping kainite drive in inner retinal neurons using a channel permeable cation (agmatine). M Kalloniatis, 2001.
  39. Neuron/glial metabolic coupling: identifying metabolic markers secondary to retinal insult. M Kalloniatis, 2002.
  40. Mechanisms of emmetropisation in the ageing eye: the first 10-year follow-up. C Ooi, T Grosvenor, L Garner, 2002.
  41. Mapping visual function in central and peripheral retina: effect of LASIK surgery. H Owens, M Kalloniatis, 2002.
  42. Neuron/glial metabolic coupling: identifying metabolic markers secondary to retinal insult (Year 2). M Kalloniatis, 2003.
  43. Mapping visual function in central and peripheral retina:effect of LASIK surgery (Year 2). H Owens M Kalloniatis, 2003.
  44. The role of sodium channels in retinal health and disease. B O'Brien, 2003.
  45. Control of axial eye length in guinea pig: the role of myofibroblasts in the sclera. J Phillips, K Bumsted O'Brien, S Backhouse, 2004.
  46. Effect of ischemia-related retinal disorders on the optokinetic system. B O'Brien, M Horler, 2004.
  47. Short-term energy metabolism in the retina: Characterisation of the creatine transporter in normal and retinal degeneration. M Kalloniatis, 2004.
  48. The genetic basis of myopia in dogs. J Phillips, 2005.
  49. Short-term energy metabolism in the retina: Characterisation of the creatine transporter in normal and retinal degeneration (year 2). M Kalloniatis, 2005.
  50. Control of axial length in guinea pig: role of myofibroblasts in the sclera (year 2). J Phillips, K Bumsted O'Brien, S Backhouse, 2005.
  51. Dual-focus Inhibition of Myopia Evaluation in New Zealand (DIMENZ). J Phillips, N Anstice, 2006.
  52. Retinal Fireworks: shedding light on the starburst amacrine cell. B O'Brien, 2006.
  53. Neuroprotective effect of vinpocetine in retina ischemia and anoxia. M Acosta, B O'Brien, M Kalloniatis, 2006.


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