B. Optom, PhD, Senior research fellow, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Australia

Doctor Monica Jong is a senior research fellow at the Brien Holden Vision Institute and her clinical research is focussed on myopia control and high myopia.     Doctor Jong received her optometry degree and PhD from the University of Melbourne, and her thesis examined the relationship between retinal structure and retinal function in retinitis pigmentosa using OCT.   She was also the recipient of the David and Sandra Smith Fellowship which allowed her to pursue her postdoctoral studies in ocular blood flow imaging in Type 2 diabetes at the Department of Ophthalmology, University Health Network, University of Toronto. 

Some of Monica’s activities at the Brien Holden Vision Institute include managing the analysis of the Zhongshan Opthalmic Center (ZOC) and BHVI high myopia database in China, advocating for the recognition of high myopia as a cause of blindness through her role as the secretary of the Refractive Error Working Group in the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), and is currently the Executive Manager of The Myopia Institute.  Monica has also co-supervised graduate students and co-authored a number of scientific papers, and speaks regularly at global scientific and practitioner meetings.  


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