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.
11 June 2020
An international group of researchers led by Professor Colin Espie is investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sleep and daily rhythms in adults.
16 May 2020
On the UNESCO International Day of Light, The Daylight Award announce the 2020 Laureates, including Russell Foster who receives the award for his clinical studies in humans addressing important questions regarding light.