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Cardiff University researchers drive forward NHS availability of sight saving corneal therapy in Wales

13 June 2022

Sight-saving therapy called corneal cross-linking has recently been approved for use by the Welsh Government for the treatment of keratoconus patients as young as 11 years old.

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Stem cell discovery provides new hope for people with dry eye disease

29 April 2022

Researchers have discovered how to generate miniature lacrimal glands from human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to combat the effects of dry eye disease.

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New NHS eye care centre opens at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

21 March 2022

A new NHS Wales University Eye Care Centre has opened at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences with the aim of reducing hospital waiting times for patients requiring eye care.

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Optometry pathway launched providing alternative route to degree

23 September 2021

Optometry has been added to the growing portfolio of degree pathways available at Cardiff University.

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Synthetic corneal implants developed to alleviate transplant donor shortage

27 July 2021

Researchers have developed fully synthetic corneal implants that will resolve the corneal tissue shortage faced by traditional corneal transplants.

‘My dream is that no-one with Down’s syndrome should have to travel to find specialist eye care’

22 June 2021

Cardiff University’s pioneering service inspires launch of first eye clinic for people with Down’s syndrome in England

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Women in STEM: Dr Sally Hayes

11 February 2021

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we wanted to provide an insight into life as a woman working in vision sciences research.

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Major funding secured to assess the role of community optometry in monitoring eye disease

4 February 2021

A study to investigate the value of monitoring people with long standing eye conditions in the community, rather than in hospitals, has secured a significant research grant.

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‘Eye Health Hero’ award for PhD student

26 October 2020

PhD student, Nikita Thomas, has been awarded an ‘Eye Health Hero’ Award for her outstanding work in developing a visual field-testing device.

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Commonwealth scholarship opportunity announced for 2020

31 March 2020

We are delighted to launch the 2020 Commonwealth Scholarship programme for applicants from existing Commonwealth countries.

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Researchers take first step towards genetic test for childhood short-sightedness

15 November 2019

Global prevalence of myopia is rising rapidly, affecting one in three people in the UK

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Health Minister opens Glaucoma Centre

27 September 2019

Vaughan Gethin AM has officially opened the ODTTC Glaucoma Centre at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences.

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£2.4 million grant for pioneering corneal study

15 August 2019

The MRC has awarded the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences a £2.4 million grant for a major corneal study.

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Ranking success

1 May 2019

Cardiff University claims top spot in Wales in The Complete University Guide 2020

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Traditional eye screening shown to be ineffective for special schools

21 March 2019

A pioneering report co-authored by Dr Maggie Woodhouse has provided further evidence that traditional eye screening in special schools is ineffective.

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Commonwealth Scholarship Opportunities 2019

28 February 2019

We are delighted to launch the 2019 Commonwealth Scholarship programme for applicants from existing Commonwealth countries.

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School Professor co-authors pioneering report into NHS eye research participation

5 February 2019

Professor Marcela Votruba has co-authored a pioneering report into the increase in vision research opportunities for NHS patients.

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Royal recognition

3 January 2019

University experts recognised in the 2019 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list

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Double New Year Honours for Optometry and Vision Sciences

3 January 2019

The School of Optometry and Visions Sciences has been represented twice in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for 2019.

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Cardiff optometry graduates excel in final assessments

20 December 2018

In this year’s College of Optometrists’ Final Assessments (OSCE), Cardiff graduates have once again scored exceptionally.