Xiao Nicole Liu

PhD Candidate
Brien Holden Vision Institute; School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales
Education Officer (Public Health)
Brien Holden Vision Institute

Sydney, NSW

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I am a current PhD student at Brien Holden Vision Institute and School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney. My study focuses on environmental influences on myopia development, with an emphasis on factors that can disturb circadian rhythms. Myopia, also known as ‘short-sightedness’ or ‘near-sightedness’, is projected to affect half of the world’s population by 2050. To date, the aetiology of myopia remains an unsolved puzzle. Environmental influences have been found to play a crucial role in myopia development and evidences suggest a complex relationship between systemic and ocular diurnal rhythms and myopia development. In order to clarify this relationship, my thesis aims to look into risk factors that are related to systemic or ocular diurnal rhythms and their associations with myopia.