Professor James Morgan
James Morgan is Professor of Ophthalmology, Cardiff University and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at the University Hospital of Wales. He is chair of the Glaucoma Alliance in Wales and leads the development in glaucoma care in Wales.
He has worked on neurodegeneration in ocular diseases, such as glaucoma, since 1995 and has established a multidisciplinary research group in the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences that has been developing techniques for the detection of early neuronal damage, with particular emphasis on the changes in neural connectivity that precede cell death. Using models of experimental glaucoma, he is investigating techniques for the reversal of this early damage with the future hope of restoring visual function. Recently, his group has developed novel optical methods to monitor these early changes in vivo. These technologies will be critically important for the clinical translation of novel neuroregenerative treatments for the restoration of sight.
In addition to this research program, he runs a busy glaucoma service based at the University Hospital of Wales.