Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology
Who works in this Division?
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What do we do?
We pursue scientific and clinical research into a range of areas related to vision, the eye and circadian neuroscience.
We maintain a strong tradition of close cooperative contacts between clinical and non-clinical researchers across Oxford. This allows new discoveries on the biology of the eye and the ocular regulation of brain function, to be translated into clinical practice across broad areas of health.
Our research strategy recognises the dual function of the eye as both the receptor organ for vision and for the regulation of sleep and circadian (24h body clock) systems. We are currently the only research centre in Europe, and one of the very few in the world, where these dual functions of the eye are being studied in parallel.
Find out more about ophthalmology clinical trials.
13 August 2020
Changes in the way that neurons communicate with each other affect our ability to move between sleep and wake states.
27 July 2020
Professor Robert MacLaren is the winner of the Inspiring Leadership category in the Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards 2020 for his work on Nightstar, a retinal gene therapy company.