Associate Professor Chi Luu, B.Orth (Hons), PGDipEpidBiostat, PhD has research interests that include development and evaluation of novel approaches for detecting, monitoring and treating retinal degenerative conditions, particularly age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Since joining CERA in 2008, he has been active in AMD research and has published extensively in this area. His research into the structure-function relationship in AMD has significantly advanced the ability to monitor progression of disease and determine efficacy of new treatments.
In 2015 Associate Professor Chi Luu was awarded a Macular Disease Foundation Australia Research Grant for $200,000 over three years. His research project is entitled 'Static and dynamic retinal function topography in early stages of age-related macular degeneration'.
This study aims to validate a new instrument designed to detect people with high risk macular degeneration at a much earlier stage. If successful, this technology will enable clinical trials on new treatments to be conducted more quickly, which will potentially mean earlier availability of these treatments. The technology could also reduce the cost of clinical trials enabling more treatments to be studied.