Dr Kathryn Burdon

Flinders University

Vision is a thing most people take for granted, but it is one of the most precious and most relied on attributes in daily life. The overall aim of Kathryn’s research is to find out which genes cause diseases that can lead to blindness.

Working on common diseases including cataract, glaucoma, keratoconus and diabetic eye disease, Kathryn uses a variety of techniques to identify differences in the genes of people with these diseases compared to people without them to begin to understand the causes of each disease.