Keryn Williams, AC FAHMS

Emeritus Professor, PhD, BSc (Hons)

  • 5140 Citations
  • 39 h-Index
1977 …2019

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Keryn Williams holds Emeritus Professorial status in Ophthalmology at Flinders University. A graduate (BSc (Hons), PhD) of the University of Melbourne, she undertook postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford UK, where she first developed a career-long interest in transplantation immunobiology. On returning to Adelaide, Australia in 1981, she joined the new Department of Ophthalmology at Flinders University and began to work in the eye. From 1997 until her retirement in 2016, she was an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, then NHMRC Principal Research Fellow. She  is still the scientific director of the Australian Corneal Graft Registry and maintains research interests in corneal transplantation and evidence-based medicine. She is currently an Honorary Senior Principal Research Fellow, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute. an Elected Fellow, Australian Academy Health & Medical Sciences (AAHMS), an Honorary Fellow, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), and an Honorary Life Membership, Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand. In 2017, she was made Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

Research Interests

Evidence-based outcomes in clinical corneal transplantation
Experimental corneal transplantation and gene therapy
Novel biomaterials for use as implants for cell and drug transfer to the ocular surface
Aberrant angiogenesis in the eye


  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Registry science
  • Cornea

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Research Output

Sex differences in corneal neovascularization in response to superficial corneal cautery in the rat

Irani, Y. D., Pulford, E., Mortimer, L., Irani, S., Butler, L., Klebe, S. & Williams, K. A., 3 Sep 2019, In : PloS one. 14, 9, e0221566.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

The correlation between optical coherence tomography retinal shape irregularity and axial length

Lake, S., Bottema, M., Williams, K. & Reynolds, K., 1 Dec 2019, In : PloS one. 14, 12, e0227207.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Emerging diagnostic tests for vitreoretinal lymphoma: a review

Dawson, A. C., Williams, K., Appukuttan, B. & Smith, J. R., 1 Nov 2018, In : Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 46, 8, p. 945-954 10 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Identification and In Vitro Expansion of Buccal Epithelial Cells

Ghaemi, S. R., Delalat, B., Harding, F. J., Irani, Y., Williams, K. & Voelcker, N. H., 1 Jun 2018, In : Cell Transplantation. 27, 6, p. 957-966 10 p.

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An anti-VEGF-B antibody fragment induces regression of pre-existing blood vessels in the rat cornea

Irani, Y., Scotney, P. D., Klebe, S., Mortimer, L. A., Nash, A. D. & Williams, K., 1 Jul 2017, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 58, 9, p. 3404-3413 10 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)