Sarojini Vijayasekaran received a B.S. degree from the University of London, London, UK, M.M.S. and P.h.D. degrees from the University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia. Currently, Vijayasekaran holds a position of Associate Professor at Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia. His main area of expertise is histopathology of the different tissues in both anterior and posterior segments of the eye. He has extensive knowledge of different histological techniques which include (1) tissue processing of paraffin, plastic, and frozen sections; staining of sections with normal stains as well as special stains for different tissue groups; (2) immunohistochemistry; (3) enzyme histochemistry: a range of enzymes; (4) autoradiography; (5) transmission electron microscopy, conventional and environmental scanning electron microscopy, and environmental scanning electron microscopy; (6) cell culture. He has used these techniques in carrying out extensive biological and histopathological evaluation of biomaterials in the eye, as vitreous substitute, orbital implant, and artificial cornea. These include poly-(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA) and poly (1-vinyl-2-pyrrolodinie hydrogels) as potential carriers for artificial cornea, socket prosthesis, and vitreous, respectively. He served also as Consultant Histopathologist at national and international centres in the United States of America, Europe and Southeast Asia for analysing and reporting on failed prosthesis in human clinical trials. Further, he has used these techniques in vein occlusion studies. These include vein by-pass and drug treatment studies such as triamcinolone acetonide and tenecteplase for treatment of retinal vein occlusions.
Biography Updated on 18 April 2012