Visual and ocular development
Our visual and ocular development research uses patient centred and basic science approaches to investigate normal and aberrant visual and ocular development.
Our research combines basic science investigations with patient centred studies into normal and abnormal visual function. Key areas of activity focus on developmental biology, the genetics of myopia and the understanding of visual function in children with Down's syndrome.
In 2017, our Down’s Syndrome Vision Research was awarded the UK’s most prestigious academic award – a Queen’s Anniversary Prize – for its pioneering research and treatment of vision problems in children with Down’s syndrome.
Our visual and ocular-development theme is pursued within four collaborative groups: