Dr Mali Okada is a sub-specialty trained Medical Retina and Vitreoretinal specialist. She is a consultant at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and is a senior researcher with The University of Melbourne’s Centre for Eye Research Australia where she is an investigator for several clinical studies on intravitreal injection therapy and surgical retinal trials.
She has a strong background in research and has published more than 30 peer reviewed papers including in JAMA Ophthalmology and NEJM. Her work includes functional and imaging markers in Macular Telangiectasia type 2 as part of the international MacTel Project. She is also interested in novel imaging modalities and its application in diabetic retinopathy. She has presented at several international conferences including at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual scientific meeting and was a recipient of the Global Ophthalmology Award Program grant for her work on functional retinal imaging using optical coherence tomography angiography.
Dr Okada is on the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists national Clinical Standards Committee. She is also involved in several international collaborations for retinal experts including the Vision Academy and the Age-related Macular Degeneration Barometer Leadership Coalition.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ROLES
Vitreoretinal Consultant at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne (Australia)
Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne’s Centre for Eye Research Australia
LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATIONS
AMD Barometer Leadership Coalition
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists National Clinical Standards Committee