Glaucoma and Retinal Neurodegenerative Disease Research Group

Glaucoma and Retinal Neurodegenerative Disease Research Group

The processes of neurodegeneration are implicated in several degenerative diseases of the retina. These include glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and some inherited retinal disorders.

Professor M Francesca Cordeiro group's work is focused on mechanisms of neurodegeneration and vision loss, particularly related to the early diagnosis and management of age-related neurodegenerative processes.


  1. Identify early markers of cell processes in neurodegenerative disease in the eye – including Glaucoma, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Diseases
  2. Establish new methods of early diagnosis and treatment of these diseases – using the eye as a window on to the brain
  3. Develop non-invasive screening and monitoring of neurodegeneration
  4. Investigate Neuroprotection and rescue modalities
  5. Assess novel delivery methods of diagnostic and therapeutic agents – in the eye and in the brain

These are to be achieved using novel non-invasive techniques to assess structural and functional changes in different models of disease and their treatment, with a view to offering quick and effective translation to the clinical arena.