Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Dr Prabhath Piyasena

Dr Prabhath Piyasena
Queen’s University Belfast

What Are The Risk Factors For Glaucoma Progression? A Prognostic Review

Dr Mapa Prabhath Piyasena is a post-doctoral research fellow in public health ophthalmology at Centre for Public Health – Queen’s University Belfast since 2020. He obtained his medical degree (MB BS) and Diploma in Nano-Science (PgDip NSNT) from the University of Peradeniya and trained in Clinical Ophthalmology and Vitreo-Retinal Surgery as a Postgraduate In-service Ophthalmic Medical Officer under the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine of Sri Lanka.

His major research interest is in the area of diabetic eye screening using digital retinal imaging in low and middle-income countries. He was the first Sri Lankan scholar to complete a Doctorate in Public Health Ophthalmology. Dr. Piyasena is currently pursuing an academic career in Public Health Ophthalmology, with a special interest in evidence synthesis and policy analysis and development in global eye health. He has a strong desire to generate high-quality evidence to tackle avoidable blindness globally, informing policy. The ESI fellowship will be a strong foundation for his career pathway.