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.

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Diabetologia. 1998 Aug;41(8):918-28
Hudson C, Flanagan JG, Turner GS, Chen HC, Young LB, McLeod D
Br J Ophthalmol. 1998 Feb;82(2):121-30
Hudson C, Flanagan JG, Turner GS, McLeod D
Br J Ophthalmol. 1997 Feb;81(2):107-16
Hudson C, Charles SJ, Flanagan JG, Brahma AK, Turner GS, McLeod D
Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 1996 Sep;16 Suppl 2:S43-8
Hudson C
Lancet. 1995 Nov 25;346(8987):1435
Hudson C, Shah S, Flanagan JG, Brahma A, Ansons A
Ophthalmology. 1995 Jun;102(6):911-7
Wild JM, Hudson C
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1994 Jan;35(1):268-80
Hudson C, Wild JM, O'Neill EC
Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 1993 Oct;13(4):405-8
Hudson C, Wild JM, Archer-Hall J
Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 1993 Aug;231(8):465-9
Flanagan JG, Moss ID, Wild JM, Hudson C, Prokopich L, Whitaker D, O'Neill EC
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1992 Oct;33(11):3162-8
Hudson C, Wild JM


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