Falck Aura & Hautala Nina

Diabetic eye diseases Study Group


Research unit: PEDEGO


Group leaders

Professor Nina Hautala and Aura Falck, MD, PhD


What do we do

The aim is to study the epidemiology and risk factors of diabetic eye disease to be able to improve screening and accessing treatment of diabetic eye disease, as maintaining eye-sight is yet threatened in subject with diabetes.


Our team

PhD students

  • Hannula Virva
  • Järvinen Kaisu
  • Siiskonen Mira

Other staff

  • Keskitalo Antti
  • Palosaari Tapani


Where are we headed

An important goal is to identify the characteristics of diabetic patients in high risk of visual impairment and blindness, and to create a system that pays enough attention to these individuals.


Our main collaborators

Oulu University Hospital: Tero Ala-Kokko, Tapani Ebeling, Timo Hautala, Tatu Juvonen, Heikki Kauma, Ville Saarela, Päivi Tossavainen, Olli Vainio
University of Oulu: Seppo Laukka; Heikki Ruskoaho, Olli Vainio
University of Helsinki: Jaana Kuoppala, Antti Vaheri; Tampere Eye Centre: Anja Tuulonen


How to find us


Last updated: 9.7.2019