Ymchwilio Clinigol a Gwyddorau'r Golwg
The programme aims to provide opportunities to acquire knowledge and expertise for positions within academic vision science research, industrial research and development in the ophthalmic and pharmaceutical industries, Hospital Eye Service (for registered optometrists), and optometric companies.
Research is currently aligned with four themes comprising Visual Neuroscience, Retinal Degeneration & Ageing, Structural Biophysics and Visual Rehabilitation. This breadth of research enables a truly multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to the investigation of vision and visual disorders. Students are drawn from a wide variety of scientific backgrounds, including Psychology, Physics, Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Zoology etc., as well as Optometry.
The School appreciates the importance of a supportive and encouraging environment for postgraduate students. All research students have dedicated computer and desk space in an office shared with other students. Regular meetings with the respective PhD supervisory team ensure that satisfactory progress is maintained. The School provides a diverse programme of transferrable skills training, which complements the University Graduate College Programme. Part of the personal development of postgraduate research students includes the ability to present research findings. To this end, the School provides funding for each postgraduate student to attend at least one major national/ international conference, in addition to the frequent opportunities for each student to present their work to peers at School research group meetings, the School seminar series and the annual School research poster competition.
- State-of-the-art facilities for retinal imaging, visual field examination, electrophysiological investigations, and customised psychophysics apparatus for applied and basic vision science research.
- An international centre of excellence for studies investigating function and structure in glaucoma and Age-Related Macular Degeneration, visual field loss, and other psychophysical evaluations of central and peripheral vision.
- Renowned for electrophysiological investigation in glaucoma and diabetes as well as for studies of ocular and related parameters in Down's syndrome.
- The Group is supported by grants from numerous organisations such as the Wellcome Trust, NIHR/NISCHR, Leverhume Trust, PPP, BUPA, College of Optometrists and numerous other charitable and industrial sources.
- Measurements of the visual field in health and disease
- Refinement of electrophysiological techniques for assessing retinal processing
- Visual function and retinal imaging in glaucoma and Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Effects, mechanisms and risk factors in diabetic retinopathy
- Clinical measures of vision in children
- Aetiology, impact and management of visual defects in children with Down's Syndrome
- Psychophysics of normal and abnormal vision
- New electrophysiological techniques for assessing retinal processing
- Visual performance in low vision and image enhancement techniques
- Eye movements and vision in Nystagmus and other oculomotor disorders
- Vision and visual defects in Down's Syndrome
- Early detection and treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration