Mr James Tribble
Telephone:+44(0)29 208 76471
Location:Room 2.11, Maindy Road
My research looks at the changes to the eye in Glaucoma. Glaucoma is a disease in which the optic nerve is damaged causing a loss of vision. It often involves an increase in pressure in the eye. Currently, treatments only slow the loss of vision and no definitive cure or means for reversing the loss of vision exist. My research focusses on the individual nerve cells (retinal ganglion cells) that connect the eye to the brain; we aim to understand how their structure is changed in glaucoma and how this affects the transfer of information from the eye to visual centres in the brain. We can then apply experimental treatments to potentially regenerate the retinal ganglion cells and form a basis for the restoration of vision in glaucoma.
2011-present: Demonstrator for first year practical classes in OP1205 Cells to Systems and OP1206 Ocular Anatomy and Physiology