Dr Flora Hui
Dr Flora HuiOptometrist
Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA)
The University of Melbourne
My research focuses on finding new ways to diagnose and treat glaucoma, as well as discovering what the eye can tell us about the brain in health and dementia.
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, affecting over 300,000 Australians. I led a world first clinical trial in glaucoma treatment, which is now being trialled worldwide to see if it should be incorporated into standard glaucoma care.
I am an optometrist, balancing life as both a clinician and a scientist and am dedicated to supporting early career researchers in STEM, especially women. As a creative and pragmatic leader, I approach problem solving by thinking outside the box and reaching goals in a thoughtful but practical way. I am a passionate science communicator and love sharing the importance of vision and the value of eye research to our community.