Valerie Juniat

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters only (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

I completed my undergraduate medical training at the University of Edinburgh, and my postgraduate Ophthalmology training in South-East England. I am currently working as the Oculoplastics and Orbital Fellow in Adelaide.

I have a strong interest in teaching and research. I completed a teaching fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2017. I am also an accredited educational supervisor of the Royal College of Physicians. I am currently supervising numerous medical students, interns and residents who are interested in Ophthalmology, ranging from supervising individuals on stand alone research projects to Masters students.

Research Projects

Ongoing projects include:

  • Development and analysis of imaging for nasolacrimal conditions
  • Development and analysis of neuroradiology imaging for lacrimal gland and orbital tumours (including the use of AI)​
  • New oculoplastics instrument development 
  • 3D teaching model development for endoscopic surgery
  • Eyelid reconstruction app development 
  • ANZSOPS orbital database development  


Current research:
  • Clinico-radiological features of bilateral lacrimal gland disease
  • Clinico-radiological features of lacrimal gland prolapse.
  • Clinico-radiological findings of neuroendocrine tumour metastases to the orbit
  • Orbital schwannomas and cavernous haemangiomas with cranial extension. 
  • Radiology of lacrimal gland conditions
  • The use of ADC/DWI imaging in orbital conditions
  • Dynamic imaging in orbital lesions
  • Orbital radiology in lymphoma and well-circumscribed tumours
  • Intraepithelial sebaceous gland carcinoma: a multi-centred retrospective case series
  • Hughes flap in the management of lower eyelid retraction
  • Review of temporoparietal flaps and forehead flaps in eyelid reconstruction
  • Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis following ptosis repair: a case series
  • Idiopathic granulomatous orbital inflammation
  • Inflammatory markers in orbital disease
  • Clinical and laboratory outcomes of patients with thyroid eye disease who are euthyroid and auto-antibody negative on presentation
  • Lacrimal gland inflammation in thyroid eye disease patients
  • Lacrimal imaging in epiphora including the development of MRDCG
  • Dacryoendoscopic findings in patients undergoing surgery for lacrimal duct obstruction: a prospective case series
  • Multiparametric lacrimal gland lesion malignancy risk stratification with deep learning
  • New instrument development with the University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital, and Flinders University: forceps, hotwire/cautery, silicone slings, 3D teaching model for endoscopic surgery
  • Eyelid reconstruction app development – Royal Adelaide Hospital/TAFESA.
  • ANZSOPS orbital database development  

The majority of the listed research are collaborative, multi-centred, and national/international projects.

For a list of previous research, please see my publication page.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Clinical Associate Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Royal College of Ophthalmologists United Kingdom Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
    University College London United Kingdom Masters in Clinical Ophthalmology with Distinction
    University of Edinburgh United Kingdom MBChB with Honours
    University of Edinburgh United Kingdom Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Microbiology and Infection:
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Royal College of Ophthalmologists United Kingdom
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Postgraduate Certification in Clinical and Professional Education with Merit University College London United Kingdom
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Juniat, V., Rose, G. E., Timlin, H., Wagh, V. J., Abou-Rayyah, Y., Uddin, J., & Verity, D. H. (2021). Day-Case Admission for External Dacryocystorhinostomy in Preschool Children.. Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, 37(1), 65-66.
    2021 Rana, K., Juniat, V., Selva, D., & Psaltis, A. J. (2021). Diplopia in a patient with chronic rhinosinusitis: think about the orbit.. BMJ case reports, 14(1), e240127.
    2021 Huang, S., Tan, L., Juniat, V., James, C., & Selva, D. (2021). Idiopathic Lipogranulomatous Orbital Inflammation: A Case Report and Literature Review. Orbit (London), 1-4.
    2021 Hyer, J. N., Murta, F., Juniat, V. A. R., & Ezra, D. G. (2021). Validating three-dimensional imaging for volumetric assessment of periorbital soft tissue. Orbit (London), 40(1), 9-17.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2020 Juniat, V., Poonnoose, S., & Selva, D. (2020). Orbital compartment syndrome following bicoronal flap and craniotomy for a basifrontal meningioma. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 81, 434-435.
    2020 Cameron, C. A., Juniat, V., Pyragius, M., & Selva, D. (2020). Conservative management of periorbital necrotizing fasciitis caused by methicillin-resistance Staphylococcus aureus. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology.
    2020 Juniat, V., Varidel, A., Badlani, J., Nolan, J., Sambrook, P., & Selva, D. (2020). Recurrent odontogenic keratocyst with orbital invasion. Orbit (London), 1-6.
    2020 Juniat, V., Saleh, G. M., Naik, M., Nerad, J., Gauba, V., Devoto, M. H., . . . Golnik, K. C. (2020). The Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric for External Dacryocystorhinostomy Surgery.. Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, Publish Ahead of Print.
    2020 Ao, J., Juniat, V., Davis, G., Santoreneos, S., Abou-Hamden, A., & Selva, D. (2020). Outcomes of surgical resection of sphenoid-orbital meningiomas with Sonopet ultrasonic aspirator. Orbit (London), 1-6.
    2020 Juniat, V., Lee, J., Sia, P., Curragh, D., Hardy, T. G., & Selva, D. (2020). High nasolacrimal sac-duct junction anatomical variation - retrospective review of dacryocystography images.. Orbit.
    2020 Juniat, V., Patel, S., Davis, G., Crompton, J. L., & Selva, D. (2020). Clinico-radiological Diagnosis of Optic Nerve Choristomas. Neuro-Ophthalmology, 44(6), 395-398.
    2020 Bahrami, B., Juniat, V., Davis, G., & Selva, D. (2020). Pachymeningeal enhancement on magnetic resonance imaging in granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 55(5), e181-e182.
    2020 Juniat, V., Lee, J., Sia, P., Curragh, D., Hardy, T., & Selva, D. (2020). High nasolacrimal sac-duct junction "malpositioning": Retrospective review of dacryocystography images. Orbit, 1-5.
    2020 Ryan, T. G., Juniat, V., James, C., & Selva, D. (2020). Delayed necrobiotic granulomatous reaction following removal of eyelid platinum chain. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 48(2), 262-264.
    2020 Juniat, V., McGilligan, J. A., Curragh, D., Selva, D., & Rajak, S. (2020). Endoscopic orbital decompression for proptosis in non-thyroid eye disease. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 24(1), 85-91.
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    2019 Juniat, V., Athwal, S., & Khandwala, M. (2019). Clinical coding and data quality in oculoplastic procedures. Eye (Basingstoke), 33(11), 1733-1740.
    DOI Scopus1
    2019 Juniat, V., Abbeel, L., McGilligan, J. A., Curragh, D., Selva, D., & Rajak, S. (2019). Endoscopic Orbital Decompression by Oculoplastic Surgeons for Proptosis in Thyroid Eye Disease. Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, 35(6), 590-593.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2019 Lee, H., Zukaite, I., Juniat, V., Dimitry, M. E., Lewis, A., & Nanavaty, M. A. (2019). Changes in symmetry of anterior chamber following routine cataract surgery in updates non-glaucomatous eyes. EYE AND VISION, 6(1), 8 pages.
    2019 Juniat, V., Bourkiza, R., Das, A., Das-Bhaumik, R., Founti, P., Yeo, C., . . . Okhravi, N. (2019). Understanding Visual Impairment and Its Impact on Patients: A Simulation-Based Training in Undergraduate Medical Education.. Journal of medical education and curricular development, 6, 2382120519843854.
    2018 Juniat, V., Athwal, S., Malik, A., & Khandwala, M. (2018). Comment on: Assessment of patient-reported outcome and quality of life improvement following surgery for epiphora. Eye (Basingstoke), 32(9), 1548-1549.
    2018 Juniat, V., Golnik, K. C., Bernardini, F. P., Cetinkaya, A., Fay, A., Mukherjee, B., . . . Saleh, G. M. (2018). The Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric (OSCAR) for anterior approach ptosis surgery. Orbit (London), 37(6), 401-404.
    2017 Juniat, V. A. R., & Rajak, S. (2017). The use of prophylactic Nunchaku stents to reduce the risk of nasolacrimal duct obstruction in patients with midfacial tumours undergoing radiotherapy. Orbit (London), 36(5), 298-300.
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    2015 Juniat, V., Rajak, S., & Selva, D. (2015). Bilateral extraocular muscle metastases from breast cancer in a patient with thyroid eye disease.. American Journal of Cancer Case Reports.
    2014 Juniat, V., & Andrew, N. (2014). Not just a red eye. BMJ Case Reports, 2014(apr03 1), bcr2013203363.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2020 Juniat, V., & Rose, G. (2020). Orbit and Eye. In P. Brennan, S. Standring, & S. Wiseman (Eds.), Gray's Surgical Anatomy (pp. 43-49). United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2019 Juniat, V., Abbeel, L., McGilligan, J. A., Curragh, D., Selva, D., & Rajak, S. (2019). High nasolacrimal sac-duct junction "malpositioning": Retrospective review of dacryocystography images. In CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY Vol. 47 (pp. 131-132). WILEY.
    2014 Juniat, V., Tsolakou, E., & Patel, N. (2014). Ozurdex Outcomes in Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO) with Macular Oedema (MO). In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 55 (pp. 2 pages). ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC.
    2010 Westbroek, D., Mann, K., Juniat, V., Daoud, R., & Laidlaw, I. J. (2010). Audit of indications and rate of re-excision following breast-conserving surgery within a multidisciplinary cancer network (Sussex, Surrey, and West Hampshire [SWSH]) in the United Kingdom.. In JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY Vol. 28 (pp. 1 page). AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2019 Juniat, V., Curragh, D., Sia, P., & Selva, D. (2019). Efficacy of perforated punctal plugs in unilateral/bilateral punctal stenosis due to ocular allergy. Poster session presented at the meeting of CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY. WILEY.

Royal College of Physicians Educational Supervisor Accreditation – London, 3 July 2019

Teaching Fellow – Moorfields Eye Hospital, August 2016 to July 2017

Teacher and co-organiser of microsurgical skills training course – London, 11 January 2017

Involved in medical student and registrar training through Fellowship in UK and Australia.

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - ongoing Member British Oculoplastic Surgery Society United Kingdom
    2017 - ongoing Member Royal College of Ophthalmologists United Kingdom

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