Ophthalmic Research Group

Optometrists and ophthalmologists work within an integrated investigative framework to significantly advance our understanding of the development, use, preservation and restoration of ocular function. Using bidirectional transfer of research between structure, function and clinical application provides the flexibility to address a range of contemporary research issues: the development and management of refractive error; the diagnosis and management of major ocular pathology and the management of ocular dysfunction and pathology in the ageing eye.

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Our key researches and their research interests are summarised below:

dr richard armstrong
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Neuropathology
  • Quantitative analysis
Dr Hannah Bartlett
  • Ocular nutrition & Physiology
  • Low vision & Macular pigment
  • Ophthalmic instrumentation


Dr Rob Cubbidge
  • Kinetic perimetry
  • Static perimetry


Dr Leon N Davies
  • Presbyopia & Myopia
  • Ocular accommodation & Biometry
  • Intraocular lens (IOL) technology


Dr Mark Dunne
  • Ocular Biometry
  • Visual Aspects of Driving


Dr Frank Eperjesi
  • Low vision
  • Age-related macular disease


Dr Doina Gherghel
  • Ocular circulation in health and disease
  • Endothelial function


Prof John Gibson
  • Image analysis of human fundus
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal vascular disorders


Prof Bernard Gilmartin
  • Eye growth in human myopia
  • Ocular stretch in myopia


Dr Rebekka Heitmar
  • Ocular haemodynamics
  • Systemic vascular disease
  • Optical Imaging systems
Dr Nicola Logan
  • Aetiology and development of myopia
  • Ocular blood flow in the myopic eye


Dr Shezad Naroo
  • Ocular thermography during contact lens wear
  • Intraocular lenses
  • Contact lenses during sports


Dr Amy Sheppard - ORG
  • Accommodation and presbyopia
  • Cataract surgery, ocular biometry and intraocular lenses
Prof James S Wolffsohn
  • Multifocal intraocular lenses
  • Ocular Allergy and Dry Eye
  • Developing Optical Instrumentation