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Konrad Pesudovs

Konrad is Foundation Professor of Optometry and Vision Science at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. In this role he is setting up a new 5 year Optometry Course at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. The first intake of students was in 2010.

His main research interest is ophthalmology outcomes research; incorporating optical, visual and patient-centred measurement into the holistic measurement of outcomes in ophthalmology. A key element of this is the development of patient-centred measures including visual disability, quality of life and other latent traits using Rasch analysis. This method provides for improved internal consistency and measurement precision thus facilitating more effective outcomes research. Instruments for the measurement of visual disability in cataract, and quality of life in refractive correction have been developed and instruments for quality of life in keratoconus and corneal transplantation, low vision care, patient satisfaction and pain measurement are under development. Also in development is an item bank for visual disability measurement in ophthalmology. Post-doctoral Fellow Jyoti Khadka is currently working on this project.

Konrad’s other key area of research is in the optics of the eye and visual performance. Current research includes identifying optical quality metrics predictive of visual performance in eye disease. Konrad has had four PhD student completions.

Konrad is a part of the Eye and Vision Collaborative Group at Flinders University which aims to improve outcomes for patients with blinding eye conditions affecting our community. More information is available at Eye & Vision Collaborative Group. He is involved in a number of international collaborations: The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study; and The Swedish National Cataract Register.

Prior to returning to Flinders University in late 2004, Konrad worked for two years with Prof Ray Applegate at the Visual Optics Institute of the University of Houston. This work concentrated on the measurement of the optics of the eye in cataract, keratoconus and normal eyes. Prior to that Konrad spent two years with Prof David Elliott at the University of Bradford working on potential vision measures, and outcomes measures for refractive surgery. This appointment was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (Australian Government) Sir Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellowship.

Konrad has collaborated widely in areas such as contact lens and psychophysics research, but chiefly his work has been in outcomes research; this has included corneal graft, refractive surgery and contact lens wear outcomes research, but the majority of work has been in cataract surgery outcome. His PhD thesis included looking at the factors influencing patient satisfaction after cataract surgery using path analysis, the development of a questionnaire for the assessment of visual disability and studies of vision in cataract which has led to a new method for predicting visual performance after cataract surgery.

Konrad graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1990 and spent two years in a specialty contact lens practice before joining the Department of Ophthalmology at Flinders University where he completed a PhD in 2000. During his PhD studies he also ran a private optometric practice in Glenelg, South Australia.

at the clinic

Some of his published papers are available here under Publications for easy reference.

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Degrees, Diplomas and Fellowships

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PhD, Flinders University
BScOptom, University of Melbourne

PGDipAdvClinOptom, University of Melbourne
DipLV, University of Melbourne.

Professional Qualifying Examinations,
Member of the College of Optometrists, UK
Fellow of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia
Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
Fellow of the Victoria College of Optometry

Academic Awards

Garland Clay Award, 2011. This award is given by the Academy to the author or authors of the manuscript published in Optometry and Vision Science that has been most widely cited in the world of scientific literature in the preceding five years and by the vote of the Editorial Board of Optometry & Vision Science. Awarded by the American Academy of Optometry.

Cataract Poster Award at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons in Barcelona, Spain, September 2009 for the poster Pesudovs K, Ullrich K. Predicting visual performance from wavefront quality metrics in cataract.

Garland Clay Award, 2009. This award is given by the Academy to the author or authors of the manuscript published in Optometry and Vision Science that has been most widely cited in the world of scientific literature in the preceding five years and by the vote of the Editorial Board of Optometry & Vision Science. Awarded by the American Academy of Optometry.

Irvin M. and Beatrice Borish Award, 2008. This award is given by the Academy to provide public recognition for an individual who has demonstrated exceptional promise to conduct independent optometric research directly related to etiology, prevention, detection, diagnosis, or management of clinical eye disorders. Awarded by the American Academy of Optometry.

Young Tall Poppy Science Award, South Australia, 2007-2008. Awarded by the Australian Institute of Policy Science to outstanding young Australian researchers each year in different states, the award recognises and celebrates Australian scientific and intellectual excellence. The Tall Poppy is a metaphor for excellence and endeavour, symbolizing Australia's pride in outstanding achievers in all fields.

Waring Medal, 2006. Awarded by the Journal of Refractive Surgery for the paper: Pesudovs K, Garamendi E, Elliott DB. A quality of life comparison of people wearing spectacles, contact lenses or having undergone refractive surgery. J Refract Surg 2006;22:19-27.

Peter-Abel Preis, 2006. Awarded by Die Vereinigung Deutscher Contactlinsen-Spezialisten e.V. (VDC) for the paper: Marsack JD, Parker KE, Pesudovs K, Donnelly WJ III, Applegate RA. Uncorrected wave-front error and visual performance during RGP wear in Keratoconus.

Best Free Paper Presentation, 7th International Congress of Wavefront Sensing and Optimized Refractive Corrections, Paradise Island, Bahamas, 29 January, 2006.

J Lloyd Hewitt Award, 1994. Awarded by Clinical and Experimental Optometry (Australian Optometrical Association) for the paper: Pesudovs K. Terriens marginal degeneration: case reports and literature review. Clin Exp Optom 1994; 77: 97-104.

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Journal of Refractive Surgery
Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Clinical & Experimental Optometry
Archives of Medical Science
Journal of Optometry
The Open Translational Medicine Journal
Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics
Optometry & Vision Science

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Mini Abstracts
Wavefront Congress Issue
Quality of Life Special Issue
Guest Editor

Wavefront Optics Special Issue
Vision and Ageing Special Issue
Guest Editor

Clinical & Experimental Optometry
Journal of Refractive Surgery
Optometry & Vision Science
Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science
Clinical & Experimental Optometry
Journal of Optometry
Optometry & Vision Science

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British Journal of Ophthalmology
Clinical and Experimental Optometry
Optometry and Vision Science
Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics
Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Journal of Refractive Surgery
Ophthalmology
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Graefe’s Archive of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Gerontology
Contact Lens and Anterior Eye
International Education Journal
Comprehensive Ophthalmology Update
Vision Research
American Journal of Ophthalmology
Current Eye Research
Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes
Cornea
The Medical Journal of Australia
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Pain
BMC Ophthalmology
Medical Science Monitor
Archives of Ophthalmology
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
European Journal of Pain
Case Reports and Clinical Practice Review
BMC Health Services Research
Ophthalmic Research
Archives of Medical Science
American Journal of Case Reports
Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
The Open Translational Medicine Journal
The Journal of Vision
BMC Medical Research Methodology
Quality of Life Research
Eye and Contact Lens
Biomedizinische Technik/Biomedical Engineering
Sierra Leone Journal of Biomedical Research
Middle East Africa Journal of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologica
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
BMC Medical Education

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Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
National Health and Medical Research Council
FMC Foundation
The Dunhill Medical Trust
Fight for Sight
Australian Government Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK)
Australian Research Council
Diabetes Australia Research Trust

Grant review panel member for the National Health and Medical Research Council

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Councillor, The Australian Optometrical Association (SA Div).
Junior Vice President, The Australian Optometrical Association (SA Div).
Senior Vice President, The Australian Optometrical Association (SA Div).
Councillor, Contact Lens Society of Australia (SA Chapter).
President, Contact Lens Society of Australia (SA Chapter).
Councillor, The Australian College of Optometry.
Committee Member, Publications Committee, Association for Vision Research and Ophthalmology.

Membership of Professional Bodies

American Academy of Optometry.
Association for Vision Research in Ophthalmology
Australian Society for Medical Research
Contact Lens Society of Australia.
Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia.
Optometrists Association Australia.
Victorian College of Optometry.
The College of Optometrists

 

 

 

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