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Impact at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Our internationally leading research delivers advances in fundamental knowledge, impact in clinical practice and improvements in quality of life.



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

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

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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Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Cardiff University’s Down’s Syndrome Vision Research Unit

Transforming eye care and learning potential for children with Down’s syndrome

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

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

Maggie story

Traditional eye screening shown to be ineffective for special schools

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

NHS Research

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

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

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Study suggests education causes short-sightedness

Link between time spent in education and short-sightedness