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Clinical Investigation and Vision Sciences

Clinical Investigation and Vision Sciences is a research area in which you can focus your studies within our PhD programme in Vision Sciences.

Distinctive features

  • 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.


Administrative contact(s)

Tony Redmond

Research themes

  • 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

Programme information

For programme structure, entry requirements and how to apply, visit the Vision Sciences programme.

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