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Vascular Imaging and Research Laboratory

Regulatory ultrasound

Overview

We are the first UK laboratory dedicated to investigating the role of both systemic and ocular circulation in the onset and progression of ocular disease.

By using the eye as a 'window' to the vascular health of the human body, we also look for risk factors associated with the onset and/or progression of diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Our main research interests are:

  • Systemic and ocular circulation in health and disease
  • Endothelial function (clinical and laboratory markers)
  • Autonomic nervous system functionality
  • Ageing and vascular health
  • Obesity, sleep diseases and endothelial function
  • Screening for cardiovascular risk in obese adolescents 
  • Alzheimer disease: ocular circulation and endothelial function
  • Alzheimer's disease: vision correction and cognitive function
  • Ethnic differences in ocular circulation/endothelial function
  • Circadian rhythms in human circulation
  • Oxidative stress in ocular diseases

Vascular Imaging Laboratory, Optegra Birmingham Eye Hospital, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK

Tel: 0121 204 3444

e-mail: org_vascularimaginglaboratory@aston.ac.uk

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