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Risk factors for myopia progression

   School of Applied Sciences

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  Dr Baskar Pitty Theagarayan  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

Myopia or Short-sightedness is a major cause of vision loss in the world. Recent studies have shown that lifestyle can influence progression of myopia for example, being outdoors in daylight have a possible protective effect and increased amount of near work is a risk factor. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increase in the time spent with digital devices by the Children and this study will investigate these risk factors on a sample of Children who live in west Yorkshire region.

If you are interested in any of these projects, please contact the relevant supervisor for an informal discussion. To apply, please send an email outlining your motivation and experience to the supervisor and [Email Address Removed] including a CV and the names of two referees by the closing date on Tuesday 28th June 2022.

Funding Notes

The studentships are open to citizens of the UK and cover the full cost of tuition fees and an annual tax-free bursary of £16,062 for three years (RCUK rates). Successful applicants should have a first or upper second undergraduate degree or Masters degree in a relevant subject.
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