Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics
Situated in a busy teaching hospital, the Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics provides facilities for both clinical and laboratory based research. Its close links with other Units in the Medical School provide added expertise for investigative work in medically important areas.
The orthoptic section was formed in 1990 and is one of two centres in Britain to teach undergraduate Orthoptics, awarding B.Med.Sci.(Orthoptics). The department has expanded significantly and now offers the postgraduate M.Med.Sci./PG Diploma in Orthoptics by distance learning, and research opportunities for postgraduate studies. More information about both these courses can be found by following the links on the right of this page.
The Unit is currently involved in a wide range of research activities, one of the major areas being the study of the cytogenetics and cell biology of Uveal melanomas. We are also conducting studies looking at eye movements and binocular vision.