Dr Nayuta   Yoshioka

Dr Nayuta Yoshioka

School of Optometry

My research focuses on advanced imaging of the posterior eye, particularly with the optical coherence tomographer, to characterise normal physiological and pathophysiological alterations to the retina. 


  • PhD in Clinical Diagnosis and Structure-Function Correlation of Glaucoma, School of Optometry & Vision Science/Centre for Eye Health, UNSW Sydney, 2018
  • Master of Optometry, School of Optometry & Vision Science, UNSW Sydney, 2014
  • Graduate Certificate of Ocular Therapeutic, UNSW Sydney, 2011
  • Bachelor of Optometry & Vision Science (Hon), UNSW Sydney, 2007

Research Area: 

  • Refinement of in vivo ganglion cell density quantification framework to improve structure-function correlation within the macular area
  • Quantification of inner retinal layers using widefield optical coherence tomographer scan

Teaching Area: 

  • Seeing the World: Perspectives from Vision Science (VISN1101)
  • Introduction to Myopia (OPTM7611)
  • Myopia Management (OPTM7612)
  • Clinical Myopia Management (OPTM7621)


  • Heidelberg Young Researchers Award, Imaging & Perimetry Society, 2018
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, UNSW Sydney, 2014

Professional Memberships: 

  • Fellow of American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Optometry Association Australia (OAA)


Research Groups

+61 2 9385 9230
Room 3.055, Level 3, Rupert Myers Building North Wing Gate 14 Barker Street, Kensington, 2052, NSW University of New South Wales, Sydney


  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Nayuta Yoshioka
    Trinh M; Tong J; Yoshioka N; Zangerl B; Kalloniatis M; Nivison-Smith L, 2020, 'Macula ganglion cell thickness changes display location-specific variation patterns in intermediate age-related macular degeneration', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 61, pp. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.61.3.2
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Nayuta Yoshioka
    Tong J; Alonso-Caneiro D; Yoshioka N; Kalloniatis M; Zangerl B, 2020, 'Custom extraction of macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer thickness more precisely co-localizes structural measurements with visual fields test grids', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-75599-0
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Nayuta Yoshioka
    Tong J; Phu J; Khuu SK; Yoshioka N; Choi AY; Nivison-Smith L; Marc RE; Jones BW; Pfeiffer RL; Kalloniatis M; Zangerl B, 2019, 'Development of a Spatial Model of Age-Related Change in the Macular Ganglion Cell Layer to Predict Function From Structural Changes', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 208, pp. 166 - 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2019.04.020
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Nayuta Yoshioka
    Yoshioka N; Zangerl B; Phu J; Choi YJ; Khuu S; Masselos K; Hennessy M; Kalloniatis M, 2018, 'Consistency of Structure-Function Correlation Between Spatially Scaled Visual Field Stimuli and In Vivo OCT Ganglion Cell Counts', Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, vol. 59, pp. 1693 - 1703, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.17-23683
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Nayuta Yoshioka
    Yoshioka N; Zangerl B; Nivison-Smith L; Khuu SK; Jones BW; Pfeiffer RL; Marc RE; Kalloniatis M, 2017, 'Pattern recognition analysis of age-related retinal ganglion cell signatures in the human eye', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 58, pp. 3086 - 3099, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.17-21450
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Nayuta Yoshioka
    Yoshioka N; Wong E; Kalloniatis M; Zangerl B, 2017, 'Repeatability of Heidelberg Retinal Tomography 3 and effect of alignment algorithm on glaucoma suspects', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 100, pp. 41 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12408
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Nayuta Yoshioka
    Wong E; Yoshioka N; Kalloniatis M; Zangerl B, 2015, 'Cirrus HD-OCT short-term repeatability of clinical retinal nerve fiber layer measurements', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 92, pp. 83 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000452
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Nayuta Yoshioka
    Yoshioka N; Wong E; Kalloniatis M; Yapp M; Hennessy MP; Agar A; Healey PR; Hayen A; Zangerl B, 2015, 'Influence of education and diagnostic modes on glaucoma assessment by optometrists', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 35, pp. 682 - 698, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12247