Dr Carmen Oakley

Dr Carmen Oakley is originally from the North West Coast of Tasmania, and completed her medical degree at the University of Tasmania. She is continuing her university studies, currently undertaking a Masters in Ophthalmic Science degree through the University of Sydney.

Carmen is currently working at the Launceston Eye Institute as an unaccredited Ophthalmic Registrar and a Clinical Research Fellow. She is actively involved in many research projects, including work on femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery, diabetic macular odema, toric intraocular lenses and the relationship between intravitreal injections and hypertension.

Outside of her work and studies, Carmen enjoys many sporting pursuits including athletics, hockey, volleyball and tennis. She also enjoys travelling and spending time relaxing at tropical destinations.

Carmen is aiming to enter formal specialty training in the coming years, and her long term goal is to return to Tasmania to deliver ophthalmic services, particularly to the North West Coast.

What is a Research Fellow?

A research fellow is a doctor or graduate degree holder who performs academic research. Research fellows at the Launceston Eye Institute are usually junior doctors who have a special interest in Ophthalmology and are looking to pursue a career in this area by undertaking research. The research may contribute towards higher degree attainment such as a Masters or PhD. The research fellow's role is to conduct research under Associate Professor Brendan Vote, who is a principle investigator in many studies involving age-related macular degeneration and various other eye diseases that cause visual impairment or even blindness.


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