BSc (Hons) PgCert MCOptom
Laura is a specialist optometrist who is assisting Professor Robert MacLaren with his groundbreaking clinical research in gene therapy.
After graduating in Optometry BSc(Hons) from Cardiff University, Laura completed her training with the College of Optometrists and became fully qualified in 2013. Since then Laura has worked in a number of community practises ranging from larger multiples to smaller independents, gaining a wide range of experience. During this time Laura undertook further postgraduate study via Cardiff University and completed the College of Optometrist Professional Certificates in Medical Retina, Low Vision and Glaucoma.
Laura is active member of the Local Optical Committee, her main role is to plan, organise and host continued education training events.
As well as working on the front line of ongoing gene therapy clinical trials, Laura is looking to develop innovative ways to assess visual function to help quantify the results of such trials.
Binocular Visual Function in a Pre-Presbyopic Patient with Uniocular Cataract Undergoing Cataract Surgery with a Multifocal Intraocular Lens
Wood LJ. et al, (2020), Clinical Ophthalmology, Volume 14, 2001 - 2009
Low‐contrast visual acuity versus low‐luminance visual acuity in choroideremia
Wood LJ. et al, (2020), Clinical and Experimental Optometry
Retinal Gene Therapy in X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa Caused by Mutations in RPGR: Results at 6 Months in a First in Human Clinical Trial
Cehajic-Kapetanovic J. et al, (2020), MOLECULAR THERAPY, 28, 1 - 1
Assessment of low luminance visual acuity as a functional measurement in two distinct types of inherited retinal degeneration.
Wood L. et al, (2019), INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 60