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Optometry PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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Understanding the Role of Extracellular Vesicle/Exosome Transport in the Visual System

For informal enquiries, please contact the supervisor. Dr Ben Mead (. MeadB@Cardiff.ac.uk. ). Cellular communication has typically been understood as cells secreting messenger proteins, known as cytokines and growth factors, which bind to receptors on recipient cells and elicit their desired effect. Read more

Myopia Management - Is it Just for Kids?

  Research Group: Biomedical Sciences
‘Myopia Management’ through optical and pharmacological technologies designed to slow eye growth and the progression of myopia have been shown to be safe and effective for children and their availability is set to revolutionise how optometrists manage childhood myopia. Read more

Differentiating Myopia From Glaucoma: Shortening The Diagnostic Pathway For Long Eyes With Novel Tests Of Visual Function

  Research Group: Biomedical Sciences
Glaucoma is the primary cause of permanent vision loss worldwide. It affects the retinal cells that transmit visual information to the brain (retinal ganglion cells, RGCs) by putting them under stress, so they no longer work effectively (i.e., they are dysfunctional or ‘sick’). Read more

Reaction time as a metric of selective ON or OFF sensitivity loss in glaucoma

  Research Group: Biomedical Sciences
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the developed world and is characterised by loss of visual sensitivity at locations across the field of vision, eventually leading to blindness if uncontrolled. Read more

Identification and management of early allergic eye disease in individuals at risk of keratoconus

  Research Group: Biomedical Sciences
This project aims to investigate in detail associations between allergic eye disease and keratoconus in populations with established keratoconus and those with ocular signs and symptoms of allergies. Read more

Exploring myopia and the effect of lifestyle within Bradford and West Yorkshire

  Research Group: Optometry and Vision Science
Myopia, known as short-sightedness, is where distance vision becomes blurry in childhood, causing the need to wear spectacles or contact lenses at all times. Read more

New doctoral training programme for primary care clinicians

This Primary Care Clinicians PhD programme will contribute to building a sustainable, multi-professional clinical academic workforce. Read more
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