Khaldoon Al-Nosiary

Multifocal electrophysiology in glaucoma – Interocular interaction of visual field defects

Supervisors:

Prof. Michael Hoffmann

Dr. Lars Choritz

Background

I am Khaldoon Al-Nosairy. I am from Yemen. I have a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery (M.B.B.S). After graduation, I worked in the field of ophthalmology and during my work I realized the importance of research and its major impact on the health of subjects. Thereafter, I did my master in ophthalmology in Ain Shams University, Egypt and this was supported from DAAD. I had then the opportunity to spend a 5 month ophthalmology internship in LMU hospital, Munich which was a motivating step carry on my academic career in Germany.

My research interest is in the field of ophthalmic and neurodegenerative diseases. I started my PhD in Otto Von Guericke university, Magdeburg in Sept. 2016.

Aim of the project

While retinal factors are a decisive determinant of glaucoma, recent evidence suggests that non-retinal factors are also of importance for glaucoma-related damage. Specifically, the pattern of glaucoma-induced visual field defects indicates post-retinal influences. In the present project a multimodal electrophysiological imaging approach combined with psychophysics will be applied to uncover the interplay of retinal and post-retinal damage mechanisms in glaucoma. Multifocal electrophysiology will be used for simultaneous recordings from human retina and visual cortex to obtain objective visual field maps. Analysis tools will be developed to dissect the interactions of different damage sites.