Philip Anderton

Adjunct Associate Professor

Phil Anderton has been interested in eyes, optics and vision since childhood. This interest was augmented by his first experience at an optometrist in 1964, aged 14, where he was fascinated and converted by personally experiencing the clinical tests used by optometrists to measure vision and optical refraction. He decided to become an optometrist when he put on his first spectacles for myopia and saw the World clearly for the first time. He graduated in Optometry in 1970, completed MSc and PhD degrees and was appointed to the UNSW Optometry staff in 1978. He has published research in the areas of visual ergonomics, retinal physiology and pharmacology, tearfilm rheology and biochemistry, and the socioeconomics of rural healthcare access in Australia. He has served in various capacities advising State and Federal Governments on the Optometry profession, Glaucoma and Rural Eye and Vision Care. He was a foundation member of the Board of the CRC for Eye Rerearch and Technology where he developed an innovative system of postgraduate review. He was responsible for introducing postgraduate education in Ocular Therapeutic prescribing in UNSW Optometry in the 1990s.

Publications

Creative Written Works
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Anderton PJ, 2002, Book review, The Eye: Basic Sciences in Practice, Clinical and Experimental Ooptometry
2002
Conference Papers
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Millar TJ; Anderton PJ; Tragoulias S, 2005, 'The effect of protein-meibomian lipid mixtures on `tear break-up time` using a rat model', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association of Research Vision Ophthalmology Inc, Rockville, MD, USA, presented at ARVO 2005: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 01 May 2005
2005
Millar TJ; Anderton PJ; Tragoulias S, 2004, 'The effect of protein-meibomian lipid mixtures on `tear break-up time` using a rat model', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association of Research Vision Ophthalmology Inc, Rockville, MD, USA, pp. U325 - U325, presented at ARVO 2004: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 24 April 2004 - 29 April 2004, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000223338201062&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2004
Anderton PJ; Tragoulias S; Ball MS; Miano F; Dennis GR; Millar TJ, 2003, 'Purified bovine ocular mucin has virtually no surface activity', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association of Research Vision Ophthalmology Inc, Rockville, MD, USA, pp. 2502 - 2502, presented at ARVO 2003: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 01 May 2003 - 09 May 2003
2003
Tragoulias S; Anderton PJ; Dennis GR; Miano F; Millar TJ, 2003, 'Evidence that tear proteins are an active component of the tear film surface', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, pp. U435 - U435, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology, FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 01 May 2003, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000184606802427&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2003
Anderton PJ; Tragoulias ST; Ball M; Miano F; Dennis GR; Millar TJ, 2003, 'Purified bovine ocular mucin has virtually no surface activity', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, pp. U436 - U436, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology, FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 01 May 2003, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000184606802431&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2003
Tragoulias S; Anderton PJ; Dennis GR; Miano F; Millar TJ, 2003, 'Evidence that tear proteins are an active component of the tear film surface', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association of Research Vision Ophthalmology Inc, Rockville, MD, USA, pp. 2500 - 2500, presented at ARVO 2003: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 01 May 2003 - 09 May 2003
2003
Millar TJ; Peters K; Anderton PJ; Dennis GR, 2002, 'Effect of designer polymers on tear break-up time in the rat', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association of Research Vision Ophthalmology Inc, Rockville, MD, USA, pp. 3102 - 3102, presented at ARVO 2002: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 01 May 2002
2002
Millar TJ; Peters K; Dennis GR; Anderton PJ, 2002, 'Effect of Designer Polymers on Tear Break-up Time in the Rat', in Annual Meeting 2002, Annual Meeting 2002, Rockville, pp. 1 - 1, presented at Annual Meeting 2002, Rockville, 27 May 2002
2002
Millar TJ; Peters K; Dennis GR; Anderton PJ, 2002, 'Effect of designer polymers on tear break-up time in the rat', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, pp. U868 - U868, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology, FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 05 May 2002 - 10 May 2002, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000184606700271&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2002
ANDERTON PJ; YIN ZQ; MILLAR TJ; VAEGAN , 1994, 'LOCAL-FIELD AND GANZFELD-ERG CHANGES AFTER OPTIC ATROPHY IN CATS', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, LIPPINCOTT-RAVEN PUBL, pp. 2043 - 2043, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1994MZ58503650&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
1994
COOPER EJ; MILLAR TJ; ANDERTON PJ, 1992, 'ACTION OF GLYCINE AND CNQX ON NMDA-INDUCED EFFECT IN L-TYPE HORIZONTAL CELLS IN THE TURTLE RETINA', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, LIPPINCOTT-RAVEN PUBL, pp. 905 - 905, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1992HK13501064&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
1992
ANDERTON PJ; MILLAR TJ, 1992, 'DIRECTIONAL TUNING OF DIRECTIONALLY-SELECTIVE GANGLION-CELLS IN THE TURTLE RETINA IS ELIMINATED BY DRUGS WHICH SELECTIVELY BLOCK ON-BIPOLAR CELLS', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, LIPPINCOTT-RAVEN PUBL, pp. 906 - 906, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1992HK13501068&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
1992
Journal articles
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Herok G; Millar TJ; Anderton PJ; Martin DK, 2008, 'Role of Chloride Channels in Regulating the Volume of Acinar Cells of the Rabbit Superior Lacrimal Gland', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 49, pp. 5517 - 5525, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.07-0435
2008
Anderton PJ, 2007, 'Implementation of evidence-based practice in optometry', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 90, pp. 238 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1444-0938.2007.00153.x
2007
Millar TJ; Tragoulias S; Anderton PJ; Ball MS; Miano F; Dennis G; Mudgil P, 2006, 'The surface activity of purified ocular mucin at the air-liquid interface and interactions with meibomian lipids', Cornea, vol. 25, pp. 91 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.ico.0000164779.87795.3c
2006
Tragoulias S; Anderton PJ; Dennis GR; Miano F; Millar TJ, 2005, 'Surface pressure measurements of human tears and individual tear filmcomponents indicate that proteins are major contributors to the surfacepressure', Cornea, vol. 24, pp. 189 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.ico.0000138837.52694.37
2005
Suttle CM; Wong PR; Anderton PJ; Kim HJ; Kim JD; Lee MY, 2003, 'A Survey of paediatric visual assessment by optometrists in New South Wales', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 86, pp. 19 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1444-0938.2003.tb03054.x
2003
Peters K; Dennis GR; Anderton PJ; Millar TJ, 2003, 'The Effects of Novel Amphipathic Block Copolymers on Stabilization of the Rat Tear Film', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 44, pp. 5089 - 5094, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.02-0914
2003
Anderton PJ; Vaegan V; Millar TJ, 2002, 'Transient and steady state focal and pattern electroretinogram losses in cats with unilateral optic nerve section', Documenta Ophthalmologica, vol. 105, pp. 105 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1020592701609
2002
Tragoulias ST; Anderton PJ, 2001, 'The effect of N-acetylcysteine on the microscopic fluid dynamics of rat tears', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 84, pp. 282 - 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1444-0938.2001.tb05039.x
2001
Herok GH; Millar TJ; Anderton PJ; Martin DK, 2000, 'Role of chloride channels in regulating the volume of acinar cells in the rabbit superior lacrimal gland', MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL, vol. 11, pp. 221A - 221A, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000165525901158&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2000
Vaegan ; Anderton PJ; Millar TJ, 2000, 'Multifocal, pattern and full field electroretinograms in cats with unilateral optic nerve section', Documenta Ophthalmologica, vol. 100, pp. 207 - 226
2000
Herok G; Millar TJ; Anderton PJ; Martin DJ, 1998, 'Inward-rectifying potassium channels in the rabbit superior lacrimal gland', Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 438, pp. 205 - 208
1998
Anderton PJ; Tragoulias S, 1998, 'Mucous contribution to rat tear-film thickness measured with a micro-electrode technique', Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 438, pp. 247 - 252, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9634894
1998
Herok G; Millar TJ; Anderton PJ; Martin DJ, 1998, 'Characterization of an inwardly rectifying potassium channel in the rabbit superior lacrimal gland', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 39, pp. 308 - 314
1998
Herok G; Millar TJ; Anderton PJ; Martin DJ, 1998, 'Voltage and CA2+ - dependent chloride current activated by hyperosmotic and hyperosmotic stress in rabbit superior lacrimal acinar cells', Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 438, pp. 129 - 132
1998
Millar TJ; Herok G; Koutavas H; Martin DJ; Anderton PJ, 1996, 'Immunohistochemical and histochemical characterisation of epithelial cells of rabbit lacrimal gland in tissue sections and cell cultures', Tissue and Cell, vol. 28, pp. 301 - 312, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0040-8166(96)80017-6
1996
Koutavas H; Anderton PJ; Millar TJ, 1996, 'Separation and characterisation of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases from the lacrimal, Harderian and zygomatic glands of the rabbit', Current Eye Research, vol. 15, pp. 1191 - 1197, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02713689608995155
1996
Martin DK; Anderton PJ; Bursill JA; Le Dain AC; Millar TJ, 1996, 'Kainic acid blocks a TTX-sensitive sodium channel in retinal horizontal cells of the turtle (Pseudemys scripta elegans)', NeuroReport, vol. 7, pp. 2429 - 2433
1996
Le Dain AC; Anderton PJ; Martin DK; Millar TJ, 1994, 'A tetraethylammonium-insensitive inward rectifier K+ channel in müller cells of the turtle (Pseudemys scripta elegans) retina', The Journal of Membrane Biology, vol. 141, pp. 239 - 245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00235133
1994
ANDERTON PJ; MILLAR TJ, 1993, 'BLOCKADE OF CALCIUM CHANNELS IN TURTLE LUMINOSITY-TYPE HORIZONTAL CELLS (H-CELLS) MIMICS THE EFFECTS OF N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE (NMDA) ANTAGONISTS', INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, vol. 34, pp. 1292 - 1292, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1993KT89302901&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
1993
Millar TJ, 1991, 'Effects of excitatory amino acids and their antagonists on the light response of luminosity and color-opponent horizontal cells in the turtle (Pseudemys scripta elegans) retina', Visual Neuroscience, vol. 6, pp. 135 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S095252380001052X
1991
Cooper EJ; Millar TJ; Anderton PJ, 1990, 'Distribution of [3H]MK-801 binding in the turtle retina: An autoradiographical study', Neuroscience Letters, vol. 112, pp. 127 - 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-3940(90)90190-K
1990
Anderton PJ; Millar TJ, 1989, 'MK801-induced antagonism of NMDA-preferring excitatory amino acid receptors in horizontal cells of the turtle retina', Neuroscience Letters, vol. 101, pp. 331 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-3940(89)90555-7
1989
Normann RA; Perlman I; Anderton PJ, 1988, 'Modulation of cone-to-horizontal-cell signal transmission in the turtle retina by magnesium ions', Brain Research, vol. 443, pp. 95 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0006-8993(88)91602-2
1988
PERLMAN I; NORMANN RA; ANDERTON PJ, 1987, 'THE EFFECTS OF PROLONGED SUPERFUSIONS WITH ACIDIC AMINO-ACIDS AND THEIR AGONISTS ON FIELD POTENTIALS AND HORIZONTAL CELL PHOTORESPONSES IN THE TURTLE RETINA', JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, vol. 57, pp. 1022 - 1032, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.1987.57.4.1022
1987
Normann RA; Baxter BS; Ravindra H; Anderton PJ, 1983, 'Photoreceptor Contributions to Contrast Sensitivity: Applications in Radiological Diagnosis', IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, vol. SMC-13, pp. 944 - 953, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSMC.1983.6313090
1983
Normann RA; Anderton PJ, 1983, 'The incremental sensitivity curve of turtle cone photoreceptors', Vision Research, vol. 23, pp. 1731 - 1733, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0042-6989(83)90190-6
1983