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.
9 March 2020
A group of students got a taste of research at Oxford earlier this month when they spent a day analysing data at our Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute.
27 February 2020
The results of a first-in-human clinical trial of gene therapy to treat a common cause of genetic blindness have shown partial reversal of sight loss in some patients.