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  PhD in Vision Sciences: Investigating the causes and establishing better measures of visual performance in Infantile Nystagmus
  Dr J T Erichsen, Dr L McIlreavy
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship in eye tracking, psychophysics and fMRI at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, in partnership with our collaborators in the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC).
  PhD Studentship for the Centre for Applied Vision Research
  Dr T Callaghan, Dr A Binns
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of visual impairment in the UK. There is currently no treatment for most cases of age-related macular degeneration, however lifestyle modification (such as stopping smoking and changing diet) may reduce the risk of progression.
  Measuring Visual Sensitivity to Emotional Facial Expressions in Health and Disease
  Dr A Logan, Dr U Shahani, Prof G Loffler
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19031. Humans tend to leak emotion through facial expressions. A brief glimpse of a face is often sufficient to determine that an individual is feeling happy, sad, angry or surprised.
  Using novel technologies to improve visual performance in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  Dr S Jeon, Dr L Sweeney, Prof N Strang
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19029. The prevalence of age related macular degeneration (ARMD) is increasing in the UK; leading to large numbers of older people having difficulty with tasks such as reading and recognising faces.
  Investigating a reading test as a measure of the efficacy of ocular lubricant treatment in individuals with dry eye disease
  Prof C Dickinson, Prof R Harper, Prof F Carley
Applications accepted all year round

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The front surface of the eye is covered by a thin layer of tears to lubricate it, to help avoid infection, and to create a precise optical surface to help with the formation of clear images on the back of the eye.
  Visual and brain development in children with early risk factors
  Prof JE Harding, Prof B Thompson
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD position in the area of children’s visual development is available within the University of Auckland, New Zealand in collaboration with the University of Waterloo, Canada.
  Is there a causal association between insulin signalling and myopia pathogenesis?
  Dr D Atan
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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PhD Type

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented graduate from a relevant biomedical or maths/statistics background, wishing to develop strong interdisciplinary skills at the interface of genetic epidemiology, medical statistics and ophthalmology for an exciting 3-year PhD opportunity funded by the National Eye Research Centre.
  Anti-accommodation in anisometropic amblyopia
  Dr S Toor, Dr C Codina
Applications accepted all year round

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Accommodation has always been considered to be a symmetrical process, with each eye accommodating an equal amount, even in anisometropia.
  Vestibular control of balance in health and disease
  Dr M Patel
Applications accepted all year round

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Our sense of balance is signalled by the vestibular system. We use this vestibular sense when we go to the bathroom at night since it helps us to keep upright and keep our sense of direction.
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