Dr Jerome   Ozkan
Lecturer

Dr Jerome Ozkan

medicine-health
School of Optometry

About me:

Working with the School of Optometry and Vision Science, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Department of Ophthalmology and Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics (UNSW), my current research is looking at the microbial community characteristics in terms of identity, complexity and biogeography, of the conjunctiva and eyelid using both traditional microbial culture and culture-independent DNA analysis (sequencing of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene) to determine what constitutes the core and transient microbiome of the eye and how microbial communities change over time. This research will help in understanding the microbe-host interactions that take place in the eye and whether this influences the aetiology of ocular conditions such as dry eye, blepharitis and corneal infections. These findings will provide directions for further study into alterations inflicted on the ocular microbial profile through prolonged prophylactic antibiotic therapy (e.g. due to cataract surgery) and preserved medications in chronic disease (e.g. glaucoma).

My previous research focused on investigating strategies for reducing contact lens-related inflammatory and infectious adverse events during extended wear of silicone hydrogel contact lenses. I have also been extensively involved in the clinical assessment of novel antibacterial contact lenses including lenses coated/impregnated with silver, selenium, fimbrolide and melimine.

 

EDUCATION

PhD (UNSW, 2015)

BOptom Hons (UNSW, 1990)

 

RESEARCH

  • Determine what constitutes the core and transient microbiome of the eye and how microbial communites change over the eye's microhabitats and the effect of antibiotic therapy on the ocular microbiota.
  • Development of strategies to reduce contact lens contamination and therefore reduced inflammatory/infectious ocular adverse events
  • Assessing the efficacy of contact lenses with novel antimicrobial surfaces
  • Effect of contact lens material and design on conjunctival morphology
  • Efficacy of ocular lubricants on patients with dry eye disease

 

TEACHING

Lecturer 

OPTM6421 Binocular Vision, Paediatrics and Low Vision

OPTM3233 Working in the Clinical Environment

Visiting Lecturer (2016)

OPTM4251 Ocular Therapeutics 4

Associate Lecturer (2015)

OPTM3131 Ocular Disease 3 

OPTM4251 Ocular Therapeutics 4

Tutor (2014)

OPTM3131 & OPTM3231 Ocular Disease 3

OPTM4151 & OPTM4251 Ocular Therapeutics 4

Professional affiliations and service positions

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

International Society for Contact Lens Research (ISCLR)

International Ocular Inflammation Society (IOIS)

Optometry Australia (OA)

 

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Early-Career Academic Award, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales , 2021

National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship - Peter Doherty Australian Biomedical Fellowship, 2016- 2020

The Brian Kirby Prize for Research Excellence in Optometry, University of New South Wales, 2016

The Vision Care Institute Student Travel Fellowship, American Academy of Optometry, 2014, Denver, USA

Teaching Fellowship Award, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, 2014

PhD Scholarship, Brien Holden Vision Institute, 2014

PhD Scholarship, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, 2014

Student Travel Grant, 17th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Contact Lens Research (ISCLR) Travel Award, 2013, Kyoto, Japan

Student Travel Grant, 16th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Contact Lens Research (ISCLR) Travel Award, 2011, Napa, California 

 

Research Groups

Research Topics

  • Contact lens related infection: epidemiology, microbiology and microbial pathogenesis, resistance to antimicrobials
  • Dry eye: contact lens wear, innervation and symptoms, sex hormones
Phone
+61 2 9385 9227
Location
School of Optometry and Vision Science Level 3, Room 3.060 North Wing, Rupert Myers Building

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Alenezi H; Ozkan J; Willcox M; Parnell G; Carnt N, 2021, 'Differential gene expression of the healthy conjunctiva during the day.', Cont Lens Anterior Eye, pp. 101494, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2021.101494
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Coroneo M; Sandbach J; Subedi D; Willcox M; Thomas T, 2021, 'Bacterial contamination of intravitreal needles by the ocular surface microbiome', Ocular Surface, vol. 19, pp. 169 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2020.05.010
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Majzoub ME; Coroneo M; Thomas T; Willcox M, 2021, 'Comparative analysis of ocular surface tissue microbiome in human, mouse, rabbit, and guinea pig', Experimental Eye Research, vol. 207, pp. 108609, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2021.108609
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Echeverria CA; Ozkan J; Pahlevani F; Willcox M; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Effect of hydrothermal hot-compression method on the antimicrobial performance of green building materials from heterogeneous cellulose wastes', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 280, pp. 124377 - 124377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124377
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Echeverria C; Ozkan J; Pahlevani F; Willcox M; Sahajwalla V, 2020, 'Multifunctional marine bio-additive with synergistic effect for non-toxic flame-retardancy and anti-microbial performance', Sustainable Materials and Technologies, vol. 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.susmat.2020.e00199
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Willcox MD, 2019, 'The Ocular Microbiome: Molecular Characterisation of a Unique and Low Microbial Environment', Current Eye Research, vol. 44, pp. 685 - 694, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02713683.2019.1570526
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; De La Jara PL; Willcox M, 2019, 'Comparative Analysis of Adverse Events from a Series of Proof-of-Principle Extended Wear Studies', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 45, pp. 88 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000546
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Coroneo M; Thomas T; Willcox M, 2019, 'Biogeography of the human ocular microbiota', The Ocular Surface, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2018.11.005
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Coroneo M; Willcox M; Wemheuer B; Thomas T, 2018, 'Identification and visualization of a distinct microbiome in ocular surface conjunctival tissue', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 59, pp. 4268 - 4276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.18-24651
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Willcox M; Wemheuer B; Wilcsek G; Coroneo M; Thomas T, 2018, 'Biogeography of the human ocular microbiota', The Ocular Surface, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2018.11.005
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Nielsen S; Diez-Vives C; Coroneo M; Thomas T; Willcox M, 2017, 'Temporal Stability and Composition of the Ocular Surface Microbiome', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-10494-9
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Rathi VM; De La Jara PL; Naduvilath T; Holden BA; Willcox MDP, 2015, 'Effect of daily contact lens cleaning on ocular adverse events during extended wear', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 92, pp. 157 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000479
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Dutta D; Ozkan J; Willcox MDP, 2014, 'Biocompatibility of Antimicrobial Melimine Lenses: Rabbit and Human Studies', Optometry & Vision Science, vol. 91, pp. 570 - 581, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000232
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Willcox MDP; Rathi VM; Srikanth D; Zhu H; De La Jara PL; Naduvilath T; Holden BA, 2014, 'Effect of antibiotic drops on adverse events during extended lens wear', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 91, pp. 13 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000123
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Bakaraju R; Fedtke C; Chung J; Ehrmann K; Falk D; Ho A; Holden B, 2013, 'Short-term adaptation of accommodative lag, facility and phoria in myopes fitted with multifocal contact lenses', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 44, pp. S30 - S37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000299
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Ehrmann K; Meadows D; Lally J; Holden BA; De la jara PL, 2013, 'Lens parameter changes under in vitro and ex vivo conditions and their effect on the conjunctiva', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 36, pp. 171 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2013.01.004
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Dantam J; Zhu H; Willcox MD; Ozkan J; Naduvilath T; Thomas V; Stapleton FJ, 2012, 'In vivo assessment of antimicrobial efficacy of silver-impregnated contact lens storage cases', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 53, pp. 1641 - 1648, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.11-8197
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Zhu H; Gabriel M; Holden BA; Willcox MDP, 2012, 'Effect of prophylactic antibiotic drops on ocular microbiota and physiology during silicone hydrogel lens wear', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 89, pp. 326 - 335, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e318243280e
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Vijay AK; Zhu H; Ozkan J; Wu D; Masoudi S; Bandara R; Borazjani R; Willcox MD, 2012, 'Bacterial adhesion to unworn and worn silicone hydrogel lenses', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 89, pp. 1095 - 1106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e318264f4dc
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Willcox MD; de La Jara PL; Mandathara PS; Rathi VM; Thomas V; Holden BA, 2012, 'The effect of daily lens replacement during overnight wear on ocular adverse events', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 89, pp. 1674 - 1681, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e31827731ac
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Omali NB; Zhao Z; Zhong L; Raftery MJ; Zhu H; Ozkan J; Willcox MDP, 2012, 'Quantification of protein deposits on silicone hydrogel materials using stable-isotopic labeling and multiple reaction monitoring', Biofouling, vol. 28, pp. 697 - 709, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2012.702763
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Omali N; Zhu H; Zhao Z; Ozkan J; Xu B; Borazjani R; Willcox MD, 2011, 'Effect of cholesterol deposition on bacterial adhesion to contact lenses', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 88, pp. 950 - 958, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e31821cc683
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; de la Jara PL; Ehrmann K; Lally J; Willcox MD, 2011, '22 Effect of edge shape and lens geometrychanges on conjunctival staining during daily wear', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 34, pp. S21 - S21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1367-0484(11)60101-x
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Mandathara P; Krishna P; Naduvilath T; Willcox MD; Holden BA, 2010, 'Risk factors for corneal inflammatory and mechanical events with extended wear silicone hydrogel contact lenses', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 87, pp. 847 - 853, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181f6f97d
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Willcox MD; Phillips B; Ozkan J; Jalbert I; Meagher L; Gene T; Holden BA; Papas E, 2010, 'Interactions of lens care with silicone hydrogel lenses and effect on comfort', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 87, pp. 839 - 846, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181f3e2fc
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Willcox MD; Naduvilath T; Vaddavalli P; Holden BA; Ozkan J; Zhu H, 2010, 'Corneal erosions, bacterial contamination of contact lenses and microbial keratitis', Eye and Contact Lens, vol. 36, pp. 340 - 345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0b013e3181f57b05
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Diec J; Carnt N; Tilia D; Evans VE; Rao V; Ozkan J; Holden BA, 2009, 'Prompt diagnosis and treatment of microbial keratitis in a daily wear lens', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 86, pp. E904 - E907, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181ae0084
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Stapleton FJ; Ozkan J; Jalbert I; Holden BA; Petsoglou C; McClellan KA, 2009, 'Contact lens-related acanthamoeba keratitis', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 86, pp. 1196 - 1201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181baae11
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Papas EB, 2008, 'Lubricant effects on low Dk and silicone hydrogel lens comfort', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 85, pp. 773 - 777, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181819f37
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Zhu H; Kumar A; Ozkan J; Bandara R; Ding A; Perera I; Steinberg P; Kumar N; Lao W; Griesser SS; Britcher L; Griesser HJ; Willcox MDP, 2008, 'Erratum: Fimbrolide-coated antimicrobial lenses: their in vitro and in vivo effects (Optometry and Vision Science (2008) 85 (292-300)', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 85, pp. 609, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e318180df0a
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Zhu H; Kumar A; Ozkan J; Bandara R; Ding A; Perera I; Steinberg PD; Kumar N; Lao W; Griesser S; Britcher L; Griesser HJ; Willcox MD, 2008, 'Fimbrolide-coated antimicrobial lenses: Their in vitro and in vivo effects', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 85, pp. 292 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0b013e31816bea0f
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Millar TJ; Papas EB; Ozkan J; Jalbert I; Ball MS, 2003, 'Clinical Appearance and Microscopic Analysis of Mucin Balls Associated with Contact Lens Wear', Cornea, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00003226-200311000-00006
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Alotaibi S; Markoulli M; Papas EB; Ozkan J, 2020, 'Telomerase in the Human Tears', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, ELECTR NETWORK, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), ELECTR NETWORK, 01 May 2020 - 07 May 2020, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000554528304249&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Willcox M; Sandbach J; Coroneo M; Thomas T, 2020, 'Contamination of intravitreal needles by the ocular surface microbiome', presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 03 May 2020
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Willcox M; Sandbach J; Coroneo M; Thomas T, 2020, 'Bacterial contamination of intravitreal needles by the ocular surface microbiome', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Baltimore, USA, presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Baltimore, USA, https://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2766501
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J, 2020, 'Ocular Surface Microbiome: Genomic Analysis', presented at Gordon Research Conferenc: Cornea and Ocular Surface Biology and Pathology, Tuscanny, Italy, 16 February 2020 - 21 February 2020
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Willcox M; Wemheuer B; Wilcsek G; Coroneo M; Thomas T, 2018, 'The biogeography of the human ocular microbiota', in The biogeography of the human eye microbiota, European Molecular Biology Organisation/European Molecular Biology Laboratory Symposia - The Human Microbiome, Heidelberg, Germany, presented at European Molecular Biology Organisation/European Molecular Biology Laboratory Symposia - The Human Microbiome, Heidelberg, Germany, 16 September 2018 - 19 September 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2018.11.005
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J, 2018, 'Genetics of the ocular microbiota', in Assessing the biogeography of the ocular microbiota, Australia/New Zealand Cornea and Eye Bank meeting, Sydney, Australia, presented at Australia/New Zealand Cornea and Eye Bank meeting, Sydney, Australia, 23 February 2018 - 24 February 2018
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Willcox M; Wemheuer B; Thomas T; Coroneo M, 2018, 'What is hiding in your eyes? The microbiome of ocular surface niches', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Honolulu, HI, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Honolulu, HI, 29 April 2018 - 03 May 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000442912502178&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Diez-Vives C; Nielsen S; Coroneo M; Thomas T; Willcox M, 2017, 'A Statistical Model to Filter Contaminant Bacteria in Ocular Microbiome Studies', in A Statistical Model to Filter Contaminant Bacteria in Ocular Microbiome Studies, International Society for Contact Lens Research, Portland, Oregon, USA, presented at International Society for Contact Lens Research, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 August 2017 - 18 August 2017
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Diez-Vives C; Nielsen S; Thomas T; Coroneo M; Willcox M, 2017, 'The Temporal Stability and the Ocular Surface Microbiome', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 07 May 2017 - 11 May 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000432176306051&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Willcox ; Dutta D; Chen R; Ho KITTY; Ozkan J; Cole N; Zhu H; Kumar NARESH, 2017, 'Human clinical testing of antimicrobial contact lenses.', in Human clinical testing of antimicrobial contact lenses., International Conference on Antimicrobial Research, Madrid, Spain, presented at International Conference on Antimicrobial Research, Madrid, Spain, 01 October 2017 - 03 October 2017
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Lazon de la Jara P; Rathi V; Holden B; Willcox M, 2015, 'Retrospective Analysis of Adverse Event Incidence between Different Proof-of-Principle Interventions Designed to Minimise Lens Contamination during 30-Days Continuous Wear', in Retrospective Analysis of Adverse Event Incidence between Different Proof-of-Principle Interventions Designed to Minimise Lens Contamination during 30-Days Continuous Wear, 18th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Contact Lens Research, Budapest, Hungary, presented at 18th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Contact Lens Research, Budapest, Hungary, 23 August 2015 - 28 August 2015
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Dutta D; Ozkan ; Willcox , 2014, 'Performance of antimicrobial contact lenses in one day human clinical study.', in Performance of antimicrobial contact lenses in one day human clinical study., Ocular surface conference, Sydney, presented at Ocular surface conference, Sydney, 20 July 2014 - 24 July 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Willcox M; Rathi V; Lazon de la Jara P; Holden B, 2014, 'The effect of lens cleaning with a multipurpose solution on hand-to-lens bacterial contamination', in The effect of lens cleaning with a multipurpose solution on hand-to-lens bacterial contamination, American Academy of Optometry, Denver, USA, presented at American Academy of Optometry, Denver, USA, 12 November 2014 - 15 November 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Lazon de la Jara P; Holden B; Willcox M, 2014, 'Proof-of-principle study: Effect of antibiotic drop use, during extended silicone hydrogel lens wear, on ocular adverse events.', in Proof-of-principle study: Effect of antibiotic drop use, during extended silicone hydrogel lens wear, on ocular adverse events., Ocular Surface Science and Dry-Eye Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at Ocular Surface Science and Dry-Eye Conference, Sydney, Australia, 25 July 2014 - 27 July 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Dutta D; Ozkan J; Willcox M, 2014, 'Biocompatibility and retention of activity of melamine antimicrobial contact lenses in a human clinical trial', in Biocompatibility and retention of activity of melamine antimicrobial contact lenses in a human clinical trial, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Orlando, USA, presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Orlando, USA, 04 May 2014 - 08 May 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ehrmann K; Bakaraju RC; Chung J; Ozkan J; Ho A; Fedtke C; Falk D; Holden BA, 2014, 'Peripheral refraction and aberration profiles for single vision and multifocal contact lenses and the effect of accommodation', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000433203500130&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Willcox M; Rathi V; Srikanth D; Zhu H; Naduvilath T; Lazon de la Jara P; Holden B, 2013, 'Effect of prophylactic antibiotic drops on adverse events during extended silicone hydrogel lens wear.', in Effect of prophylactic antibiotic drops on adverse events during extended silicone hydrogel lens wear., International Society of Contact Lens Researchers, Kyoto, Japan, presented at International Society of Contact Lens Researchers, Kyoto, Japan, 25 August 2013 - 30 August 2013
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Bakaraju R; Fedtke C; Chung J; Ehrmann K; Ho A; Holden B, 2013, 'Short-term adaptation of accommodative lag, facility and phoria in myopes fitted with multifocal contact lenses', Seattle, Washington, USA, presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Seattle, Washington, USA, 05 May 2013 - 09 May 2013
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Lazon de la Jara P; Naduvilath T; Holden B, 2012, 'Retrospective analysis of differences in physiological response and clinical performance of lenses between Asian and Caucasian contact lens wearers', in Retrospective analysis of differences in physiological response and clinical performance of lenses between Asian and Caucasian contact lens wearers, American Academy of Optometry, Phoenix, USA, presented at American Academy of Optometry, Phoenix, USA, 24 October 2012 - 27 October 2012
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Willcox M; Lazon de la Jara P; Mandathara P; Rathi V; Holden B, 2012, 'Morning cleaning or replacement of lenses reduces complications with extended wear of contact lenses', in Morning cleaning or replacement of lenses reduces complications with extended wear of contact lenses, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, USA, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, USA, 06 May 2012 - 10 May 2012
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Willcox M, 2011, 'The effect of lens modulus on post-insertion comfort with silicone hydrogel lenses.', in The effect of lens modulus on post-insertion comfort with silicone hydrogel lenses., The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 01 May 2011 - 05 May 2011
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Lazon de la Jara P; Ehrmann K; Lally J; Willcox M, 2011, 'Effect of edge shape and lens geometry changes on conjunctival staining during daily wear.', in Effect of edge shape and lens geometry changes on conjunctival staining during daily wear., British Contact Lens Association, Manchester, UK, presented at British Contact Lens Association, Manchester, UK, 23 May 2011 - 27 May 2011
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Srikanth D; Sangwan V; Holden B; Willcox M, 2011, 'Impact of Daily Lens Cleaning during Overnight Wear on Contact Lens Related Ocular Adverse Events.', in Impact of Daily Lens Cleaning during Overnight Wear on Contact Lens Related Ocular Adverse Events., International Society of Contact Lens Researchers, Napa, California, USA, presented at International Society of Contact Lens Researchers, Napa, California, USA, 21 August 2011 - 26 August 2011
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Zhu H; Vijay A; Ozkan J; Wu D; Masoudi S; Borazjani R; Willcox M, 2011, 'The influence of lens wear on bacterial adhesion to Silicone Hydrogel Lenses', Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 01 May 2011 - 05 May 2011
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Zhu H; Kumar A; Ozkan J; Wu D; Masoudi S; Bandara R; Willcox M; Borazjani RN, 2010, 'Bacterial Adhesion to Silicone Hydrogel Lenses', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000442393600134&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Zhu H; Gabriel M; Willcox M; Holden B, 2010, 'Daily instillation of antibiotic drops during extended wear of silicone hydrogel lenses.', in Daily instillation of antibiotic drops during extended wear of silicone hydrogel lenses., Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, USA, presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, USA, 04 May 2010 - 07 May 2010
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Mandathara P; Krishna P; Holden B; Willcox M, 2010, 'Effect of daily saline instillation and daily lens replacement during continuous wear as a means of reducing contact lens related ocular adverse events.', in Effect of daily saline instillation and daily lens replacement during continuous wear as a means of reducing contact lens related ocular adverse events., American Academy of Optometry, San Francisco, USA, presented at American Academy of Optometry, San Francisco, USA, 16 November 2010 - 19 November 2010
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Willcox M; Zhu H; Vijay A; Ozkan J; Wu D; Masoudi S; Borazjani R, 2010, 'Bacterial adhesion to silicone hydrogel lenses', Birmingham, England, presented at British Contact Lens Association, Birmingham, England, 27 May 2010 - 30 May 2010
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Willcox M; Zhu H; Ozkan J; Krishna P, 2010, 'Inflammation during contact lens wear and keratitis: strategies for its control', Montreal, Canada, presented at International Society for Eye Research, Montreal, Canada, 18 July 2010 - 21 July 2010
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Omali B; Zhu H; Zhau Z; Ozkan J; Xu B; Willcox M; Borazjani R, 2010, 'Effect of cholesterol deposition on bacterial adhesion to contact lenses', Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 02 May 2010 - 06 May 2010
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Willcox M; Ozkan J; Phillips B; Papas E; Meagher L, 2009, 'Interactions of lens care products with silicone hydrogel lenses can affect comfort of lenses during wear', Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 03 May 2009 - 07 May 2009
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Zhu H; Willcox M, 2009, 'Efficacy and clinical performance of selenium antibacterial silicone hydrogel contact lenses', in Efficacy and clinical performance of selenium antibacterial silicone hydrogel contact lenses, Association for Research in Ophthalmology and Vision, presented at Association for Research in Ophthalmology and Vision, 28 April 2009 - 30 April 2009
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Krishna P; McNally J; Willcox M; Holden B, 2009, 'Daily replacement of silicone hydrogel contact lenses during continuous wear as a means of reducing contact lens related ocular adverse events.', in Daily replacement of silicone hydrogel contact lenses during continuous wear as a means of reducing contact lens related ocular adverse events., American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, USA, presented at American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, USA, 27 October 2009 - 30 October 2009
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Willcox M; Krishna P; Sankaridurg P; Zhu H; Naduvilath T, 2009, 'Retrospective analysis of risk factors associated with contact lens induced inflammatory events during continuous wear.', in Retrospective analysis of risk factors associated with contact lens induced inflammatory events during continuous wear., Asia-ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology), Hyderabad, India, presented at Asia-ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology), Hyderabad, India, 15 January 2009 - 18 January 2009
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Papas E, 2008, 'Prospective, cross-over study using dry eye lubricants on symptomatic silicone hydrogel wearers.', in Prospective, cross-over study using dry eye lubricants on symptomatic silicone hydrogel wearers., American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, USA, presented at American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, USA, 22 October 2008 - 25 October 2008
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Zhu H; Willcox M, 2008, 'Short-term overnight study with selenium antibacterial silicone hydrogel contact lenses.', in Short-term overnight study with selenium antibacterial silicone hydrogel contact lenses., American Academy of Optometry, Anaheim, USA, presented at American Academy of Optometry, Anaheim, USA, 22 October 2008 - 25 October 2008
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Papas EB; Ozkan J, 2005, 'Effect of dry eye lubricant drops on symptomatic silicone hydrogel wearers', in Optometry and Vision Science, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, presented at 82: E-Abstract 050032 American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, Californa, USA
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Ozkan J; Snoxall B; Maher A; Papas EB, 2004, 'Lubricants and their effect on comfort with silicone hydrogel and conventional hydrogel lens wear', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association of Research Vision Ophthalmology Inc, Rockville, MD, USA, pp. U578 - U578, presented at ARVO 2004: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000223338001511&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Dr Jerome Ozkan
    Edwards K; Naduvilath T; Tahhan N; Du Toit R; Papas E; Kalliris A; Ozkan J; Sweeney D, 2003, 'Duration of discontinuation from silicone hydrogel extended wear due to adverse responses', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, pp. U306 - U306, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology, FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 04 May 2003, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000184607001168&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Awards

Early-Career Academic Award (Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales)

Grants

NHMRC Research Fellowship, Peter Doherty Biomedical Research Fellowship (2016 - 2020)

Macular Degeneration Research Grant from the Estate of the late Peter Anthony John Vild (2021)

Ocular microbiome in dry eye disease - Investigator-Intiated Resarch Grant, Johnson & Johnson, USA (2019 -2020) 

Assessing bacterial contamination of intravitreal injection needles (Chief Investigator). Faculty of Science Research Grant, UNSW (2019)

Ocular microbiome research facility (Chief Investigator). Research Infrastructure Scheme Grant, UNSW (2019)

Microbiome of the ocular surface and its stability over time (Chief Investigator). Faculty of Science Research Grant, UNSW (2016)

 

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