Miss Donna La Hood
Senior Lecturer

Miss Donna La Hood

BOptom

Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Donna La Hood graduated from the School of Optometry at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia in 1983. Since then she has worked at the Cornea and Contact Lens Research Unit (University of NSW), the Institute for Eye Research, the Cooperative Research Centre for Eye Research and Technology, the Vision Cooperative Research Centre, the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Sydney

Her past research interests included contact lens design, fitting, comfort and parameter evaluation, the corneal edema response and assessment of new lens materials.  Donna has also taken an interest in commercialisation of medical devices including regulatory compliance, becoming an internal auditor for ISO13485 certified institutions.

Donna is also an educator in many Optometric undergraduate, post graduate and continuing education (practitioner) programs domestically and internationally for over 40 years. She has a keen interest in both ‘face-to-face’ and online program development and presentation, including development of innovative educational materials for all program platforms.

She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Sydney in an Education Focussed role.

Phone
+61 2 9385 7461
Location
School of Optometry & Vision Science Level 3 North Wing Rupert Myers Building Gate 14 Barker Street UNSW Sydney NSW 2052
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Eggenberger SC; James NL; Ho C; Eamegdool SS; Tatarinoff V; Craig NA; Gow BS; Wan S; Dodds CWD; La Hood D; Gilmour A; Donahoe SL; Krockenberger M; Tumuluri K; da Cruz MJ; Grigg JR; McCluskey P; Lovell NH; Madigan MC; Fung AT; Suaning GJ, 2021, 'Implantation and long-term assessment of the stability and biocompatibility of a novel 98 channel suprachoroidal visual prosthesis in sheep', Biomaterials, 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2021.121191
    Journal articles | 2021
    Eggenberger SC; James NL; Ho C; Eamegdool SS; Tatarinoff V; Craig NA; Gow BS; Wan S; Dodds CWD; La Hood D; Gilmour A; Donahoe SL; Krockenberger M; Tumuluri K; da Cruz MJ; Grigg JR; McCluskey P; Lovell NH; Madigan MC; Fung AT; Suaning GJ, 2021, 'Safety and biocompatibility of a bionic eye: Imaging, intraocular pressure, and histology data', Data in Brief, 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2021.107634
    Journal articles | 2006
    Holden BA; Stretton S; Lazon De La Jara P; Ehrmann K; La Hood DL, 2006, 'The future of contact lenses: Dk/t really matters', Contact Lens Spectrum, pp. 20 - 28
    Journal articles | 2005
    Alharbi AA; La Hood DL; Swarbrick HA, 2005, 'Overnight Orthokeratology Lens Wear Can Inhibit the Central Stromal Edema Response', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 46, pp. 2334 - 2340
    Journal articles | 2003
    Tahhan N; du Toit R; Chung HW; Papas EB; La Hood DL; Holden BA, 2003, 'Comparison of reverse geometry lens designs for overnight orthokeratology', Optometry and Vision Science, 80, pp. 796 - 804
    Journal articles | 1996
    Holden BA; La Hood DL; Grant TR; Newton-Howes J; Baleriola-Lucas C; Willcox MD; Sweeney DF, 1996, 'Gram-negative bacteria can induce contact lens-related acute red eye (CLARE) responses', CLAO Journal, pp. 47 - 52
    Journal articles | 1993
    Terry RL; Schnider CM; Holden BA; Cornish R; Grant T; Sweeney D; La Hood D; Back A, 1993, 'CCLRU standards for success of daily and extended wear contact lenses', Optometry and Vision Science, 70, pp. 234 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00006324-199303000-00011
    Journal articles | 1990
    Holden BA; Newton-Howes J; Winterton L; Fatt I; Hamano H; La Hood D; Brennan NA; Efron N, 1990, 'The Dk project: An interlaboratory comparison of Dk/L measurements', Optometry and Vision Science, 67, pp. 476 - 481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00006324-199006000-00014
    Journal articles | 1988
    Holden BA; Sweeney DF; Hood DL; Kenyon E, 1988, 'Corneal deswelling following overnight wear of rigid and hydrogel contact lenses', Current Eye Research, 7, pp. 49 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02713688809047019
    Journal articles | 1985
    Holden BA; Vannas A; Nilsson K; Efron N; Sweeney D; Kotow M; Hood DL; Guillon M, 1985, 'Epithelial and endothelial effects from the extended wear of contact lenses', Current Eye Research, 4, pp. 739 - 742, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02713688509017678
  • Conference Papers | 2006
    Holden BA; Lazon De La Jara P; La Hood DL; Terry RL; Ehrmann K, 2006, 'Oxygen Supply to the Cornea with Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses', in Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, Stockton Press, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 197 - 197, presented at British Contact Lens Association Annual Clinical Conference (BCLA 2006), Birmingham, England
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Alharbi AA; Swarbrick HA; La Hood DL, 2003, 'Overnight orthokeratology lens wear inhibits the overnight central corneal edema response', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association of Research Vision Ophthalmology Inc, Rockville, MD, USA, pp. 13 - 13, presented at Australasian Ophthalmic and Visual Sciences Meeting 2003, Melbourne, 29 November 2003 - 30 November 2003
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Alharbi AA; Swarbrick HA; La Hood DL, 2003, 'Overnight orthokeratology lens wear suppresses the overnight central corneal edema response', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association of Research Vision Ophthalmology Inc, Rockville, MD, USA, pp. 3704 - 3704, presented at ARVO 2003: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 01 May 2003 - 09 May 2003
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Alharbi AA; Swarbrick HA; La Hood DL, 2003, 'Overnight orthokeratology lens wear suppresses the overnight central corneal oedema response', in McBrien NA (ed.), 4th Educators / 10th Scientific Meeting in Optometry, Melbourne, pp. 31 - 31, presented at 4th Educators / 10th Scientific Meeting in Optometry, Melbourne, 02 July 2003 - 04 July 2003
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Tahhan N; du Toit R; Papas EB; chung H; Holden BA; La Hood DL, 2003, 'Comparison of reverse geometry lens design for overnight orthokeratology', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association of Research Vision Ophthalmology Inc, Rockville, MD, USA, pp. 63 - 63, presented at Australasian Ophthalmic and Visual Sciences Meeting 2003, Melbourne, 29 November 2003 - 30 November 2003