Project Code: 10478089
Main Supervisor: Professor Helen Danesh-Meyer
Application open date: 23 Jul 2021
Enrolment information: NZ Citizens, NZ Permanent Residents, International
Optic neuritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder of the optic nerve. It is most commonly associated with demyelination related to multiple sclerosis. However, over the past decade other antibodies have been identified that are associated with distinct conditions such as neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) associated disease. These are a heterogeneous group of conditions. We are still discovering new information regarding the phenotypic presentations. This research will involve the optic neuritis registry and clinical analysis of patients and database.
A background biomedical science, medicine, or health related fields is helpful. We are looking for student who has a good grasp of Excel and medical statistics.
1. To develop a database of patients with optic neuritis
2. To undertake analysis of the different phenotypes of optic neuritis to develop guidelines for investigation and treatment.