ANU moves past the iris

johnboy 21 July 2009 8

The ANU has announced their work on pupillography (multifocal pupillography even).

Leaving aside the flashy iris it seems there’s much that can be gleaned from the pupil:

    Researchers at the ARC Vision Centre and The Australian National University led by Dr Ted Maddess and Dr Andrew James are pioneering the use of multifocal pupillography for accurate and painless detection and monitoring of diseases such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Together these are thought to affect around 100 million people globally, aged 50 and over.

    The technique relies on a feedback loop of nerve signals, which flow from each eye to the brain and back again to both pupils of the eyes by a secondary pathway, Dr Maddess explains.


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bloodnut bloodnut 4:24 pm 21 Jul 09

johnboy said :

Hey! that’s my exquisite eyebrow in the photo! (not the one in the media release mind you)

There’s not much about me that’s pretty but my eyebrows are top notch!

I wonder what other anonymous parts of anatomy are circulating the internet…

Wraith Wraith 2:03 pm 21 Jul 09

Look into my eyes, your nuts are paralysed!!!

peterh peterh 1:55 pm 21 Jul 09

why does it feel like the eye follows you when you move away from the computer??

astrojax astrojax 1:46 pm 21 Jul 09

we knew jb was one-eyed… ; )

jessieduck jessieduck 1:07 pm 21 Jul 09

When Mr Jessieduck’s eyebrows start looking like that I make subtle John Howard comments and leave the tweezers out.

johnboy johnboy 12:54 pm 21 Jul 09

Hey! that’s my exquisite eyebrow in the photo! (not the one in the media release mind you)

There’s not much about me that’s pretty but my eyebrows are top notch!

bloodnut bloodnut 12:47 pm 21 Jul 09

They have also used exactly the same photo on their press release for research into multifocal outofcontroleyebrowography.

astrojax astrojax 12:24 pm 21 Jul 09

this is brilliant – i was aware, through a related working relationship with dr james, of this research some years ago – it is certainly no overnight success! good upon them, and another research breakthrough for the anu and canberra talent.

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