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Fields of Research (FoR)

Optometry and Ophthalmology

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Biography

Dr Vinod Maseedupally is a Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS), UNSW.  He has about 20 years of experience in clinical teaching and research. His passion towards teaching made him an effective educator. As an educator, Dr Maseedupally drives innovation in optometry teaching at SOVS. He continually works towards better student engagement and enhance student learning experience at the school and the university.

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Dr Vinod Maseedupally is a Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS), UNSW.  He has about 20 years of experience in clinical teaching and research. His passion towards teaching made him an effective educator. As an educator, Dr Maseedupally drives innovation in optometry teaching at SOVS. He continually works towards better student engagement and enhance student learning experience at the school and the university.

Dr Maseedupally was awarded a PhD from UNSW in 2013 for his work in orthokeratology. He coordinates postgraduate Contact Lens courses and also teaches clinical optometry within the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. He received his basic optometry qualifications from L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) and Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, Hyderabad, India. He worked as an optometrist at LVPEI. He also extended his services as an educator and research optometrist at the Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry and Prof. Brien Holden Clinical Research Centres of LVPEI. 

Besides being a busy educator, Dr Maseedupally undertakes research in the field of contact lenses, anterior eye topography and corneal reshaping. His teaching interests led him to undertake research projects in student experience, assessment, and feedback. 

Professional affiliations and service positions

  • Fellow of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), 2018 to present
  • Member of Advance HE (formerly UK Higher Education Academy), 2018 to present
  • Fellow of American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), 2015 to present
  • Vice President - Alumni of LVPEI Optometrists  (ALO), 2014 to 2017
  • Member of American Academy of Optometry (AAO), 2010 to present
  • Member of Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA), 2010 to present
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 2009 to present
  • Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO), 2009 to present
  • Fellow of International Association for Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), 2000 to 2010 and 2021 - present

 


My Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2019
  • PhD in Optometry - University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Optometry  - Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry, (Birla Institute of Technology & Science – Pilani), India, 2005
  • Diploma in Ophthalmic Techniques - LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Federation of Ophthalmic and Eye Research Centres, India,1999

My Awards

 

  • UNSW Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2021
  • UNSW Medicine & Health Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence 2021
  • Dorothy Carlborg CCLSA Research Award 2020
  • Best Outgoing Student Award upon completion of BS Optometry, from Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry, LVPEI; 2005
  • Award for Excellence for the years studied, employed and for the academic achievements between 1996 & 2005 at LVPEI; 2005
  • Best Optometrist Fellow Award, LVPEI; 2000
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Travel Grant, 2014
  • N. Rex Ghormley student travel Award, American Academy of Optometry (AAO), 2013
  • AAO Travel Grant, 2012
  • Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia Research Awards 2012 and 2013

My Research Activities

Research Goals

Vinod's research interests include assessment of corneal shape, contact lenses, orthokeratology and visual optics. In particular, his research focusses on understanding corneal shape in centre and towards periphery. Other interests include understanding induced corneal shape changes (like in orthokeratology) and its effects on myopia control and astigmatism. 

Technology in teaching, Assessment and Feedback in tertiary teaching and Student Engagement.

Research Groups

Research Topics

  • Orthokeratology
  • Anterior eye topography
  • Technology in teaching
  • Student engagement and experience
  • Assessment and Feedback in tertiary teaching

My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

- Anterior eye topography

- Orthokeratology

Recently supervised projects (honours students)

Comparing clinical outcomes of spherical and toric orthokeratology.

What does open eye lens centration tell us about the treatment zone centration after overnight wear of orthokeratology lenses?

The effect of altering optic zone diameter on treatment zone parameters and peripheral refraction in orthokeratology.


Currently supervising

  • MPhil project titled 'Smart Phone Assisted Recognition of Keratoconus' 
  • PhD project titled 'Development of an algorithm to diagnose and monitor early keratoconus.'

My Teaching

I teach clinical skills and contact lenses to undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Courses 

  • OPTM6400
  • OPTM6411
  • OPTM6422
  • OPTM7104
  • OPTM7205

See my complete teaching profile here.

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Location

School of Optometry and Vision Science
Level 3, Room 3.044
North Wing, Rupert Myers Building

Contact

+61 2 9385 9233
+61 2 9313 6243