Christopher Hudson

Main areas of research interest include:
  1. The development of objective imaging and psychophysical techniques for the quantification of sight-threatening diabetic macular edema
  2. Improved understanding of the physiological mechanisms regulating retinal blood flow and vascular tonus and the impact of healthy aging upon these mechanisms
  3. Improved understanding of the patho-physiological basis of retinal diseases associated with retinal blood flow disturbance such as diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy and glaucoma
The research is undertaken within the Retina Research Group (RRG) based at the Toronto Western Hospital and in the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo. It has already resulted in the development of techniques with improved sensitivity and specificity to detect retinal disease and an improved understanding of the natural history of early retinal disease. This information will now be utilized to assess, develop and trial new treatments to preserve the vision of people with retinal disease.

Related Links

Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 May;91(5):624-8
Hudson CJ, Kim LS, Hancock SA, Cunliffe IA, Wild JM
Microvasc Res. 2006 Nov;72(3):101-7
Venkataraman ST, Hudson C, Fisher JA, Flanagan JG
Optom Vis Sci. 2006 Apr;83(4):222-7
Burke MA, Khanna CJ, Miller A, Venkataraman ST, Hudson C
Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Mar;124(3):337-42
Kisilevsky M, Hudson C, Flanagan JG, Nrusimhadevara RK, Guan K, Wong T, Mandelcorn M, Lam WC, Devenyi RG
Diabetes. 2006 Mar;55(3):813-8
Guan K, Hudson C, Wong T, Kisilevsky M, Nrusimhadevara RK, Lam WC, Mandelcorn M, Devenyi RG, Flanagan JG
Colorectal Dis. 2006 Feb;8(2):135-9
Rao GN, Basnyat P, Taffinder N, Hudson C, Insall R
Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Sep;89(9):1192-5
Venkataraman ST, Hudson C, Harvey E, Flanagan JG
Microvasc Res. 2005 May;69(3):149-55
Venkataraman ST, Hudson C, Fisher JA, Flanagan JG
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Jun;288(6):H2912-7
Gilmore ED, Hudson C, Preiss D, Fisher J


Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, University of Toronto
Professor, School of Optometry, University of Waterloo