Dr Rajini   Peguda
Research Optometrist

Dr Rajini Peguda

  • PhD in Optometry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2018
  • Bachelor of Science in Optometry, The Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India, 2012
Medicine & Health
School of Optometry

Rajini Peguda is an academic (clinical researcher) at the School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS), UNSW. She was awarded her PhD in 2018 from the University of New South Wales, for developing a large diameter (LD) lens model to mimic the refractive effects of the orthokeratology treatment by modifying the front surface design of LD lenses. She works with the Research in Orthokeratology group, known for its work with various eye care industry partners in developing and studying innovative contact lens designs/products for refractive error correction. Rajini’s primary interests include contact lenses, myopia control, peripheral refraction, ocular aberrations, and dry eye disease. 

Phone
+61 2 9385 5749
Location
School of Optometry and Vision Science Level 2, Room 2.006A North Wing, Rupert Myers Building

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Rajini Peguda
    Peguda R; Kang P; Swarbrick HA, 2020, 'Manipulation of front-surface profile of scleral contact lenses to alter peripheral refraction', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 97, pp. 797 - 806, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001573
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Rajini Peguda
    Swarbrick HA; Kang P; Peguda R, 2020, 'Corneal Total and Epithelial Thickness Measured by Sonogage Ultrasound Pachometry and High-resolution Optical Coherence Tomography', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 97, pp. 346 - 350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001508
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Rajini Peguda
    Peguda R; Kang P; Maseedupally V; Swarbrick H, 2018, 'Accuracy and Repeatability of an Anterior Segment Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomographer', Eye & contact lens, vol. 44, pp. S300 - S306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000417
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Rajini Peguda
    Mohamed A; Peguda R; Ramappa M; Ali MJ; Chaurasia S, 2015, 'Corneal endothelium in xeroderma pigmentosum: clinical specular microscopy study', British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 100, pp. bjophthalmol-2015-307079 - bjophthalmol-2015-307079, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-307079
  • Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Rajini Peguda
    Peguda R; Kang PH; Swarbrick H, 2017, 'Investigating different front surface optic zone diameters on mini scleral contact lenses and their effects on peripheral refraction', in Investigating different front surface optic zone diameters on mini scleral contact lenses and their effects on peripheral refraction, International Myopia Conference, Birmingham, UK, presented at International Myopia Conference, Birmingham, UK, 14 September 2017 - 17 September 2017
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Rajini Peguda
    Peguda R; maseedupally V; Kang PH; swarbrick H, 2017, 'Distortion correction for anterior segment OCTs: CASIA swept source OCT vs Vistante time domain OCT', in Distortion correction for anterior segment OCTs: CASIA swept source OCT vs Vistante time domain OCT, Global Specialty Lens Symposium, Las Vegas, USA, presented at Global Specialty Lens Symposium, Las Vegas, USA, 26 January 2017 - 29 January 2017
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Rajini Peguda
    Peguda R; Kang Y; Lim A; Kang P; Swarbrick HA, 2016, 'Mini scleral contact lenses: settling period and its effect on peripheral refraction.', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Seattle, WA, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA, 01 May 2016 - 05 May 2016, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000394174003306&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Dr Rajini Peguda
    peguda R; kang Y; lim A; Kang PH; swarbrick H, 2016, 'Mini scleral contact lenses: settling period and its effect on peripheral refraction', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Rajini Peguda
    Swarbrick HA; Kang P; Peguda R, 2015, 'Comparing total corneal thickness and epithelial thickness measurements between Sonogage ultrasound pachometry and high resolution OCT', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Denver, CO, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Denver, CO, 03 May 2015 - 07 May 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000362891106154&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Rajini Peguda
    swarbrick H; Kang PH; peguda R, 2015, 'Comparing total corneal thickness and epithelial thickness measurements between Sonogage ultrasound pachometry and high resolution OCT', in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Awards

  • International Cornea and Contact Lens Congress (ICCLC) Best Poster Presentation Award - 2017
  • Global Speciality Lens Symposium (GSLS) Best Poster Presentation Award - 2017
  • Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA) Research Awards - 2016 and 2017
  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) Award - 2016
  • UNSW Tuition Fee Scholarship, 2014 - 2018
  • Award of Appreciation and Scholarship for Securing the highest marks in the BS Optometry Program (Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, LVPEI) - 2012
  • CARL ZEISS Merit Scholarship for securing 1st Position in Academics (BS Optometry Program), 2010-2011
  • BS Optometry Merit Scholarships for Excellent Academic Performance, 2008-2010

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