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.
The project will also address the role community Optometrists can play in identification and management of allergic eye disease and other associated risk factors for keratoconus with a view to reducing the impact of this sight threatening condition. The successful applicant will be an eyecare professional.
Please note: Applications for more than one PhD studentship are welcome, however if you apply for more than one PhD project within Biomedical Sciences, your first application on the system will be deemed your first-choice preference and further applications will be ordered based on the sequential time of submission. If you are successfully shortlisted, you will be interviewed only on your first-choice application and ranked accordingly. Those ranked highest will be offered a PhD studentship. In the situation where you are ranked highly and your first-choice project is already allocated to someone who was ranked higher than you, you may be offered your 2nd or 3rd choice project depending on the availability of this project.