UCL Institute of Ophthalmology



Research within the Institute of Ophthalmology can be broadly divided into our three key research themes.

Academic staff list

If you would like to see a full list of the Institute of Ophthalmology's senior academic staff with links to their IRIS research profiles see the A-Z list below.

    Cell Biology…

    Development, Ageing and Disease Theme

    Vision loss caused by the effects of ageing and disease are a global health burden. Our interdisciplinary labs investigate the biological pathways involved so we that we can develop better treatments. 

    Leads: Professor Adnan Tufail and Professor Pete Coffey


    Rescue, Repair and Regeneration Theme

    We aim to protect and improve vision and quality of life for people with sight loss. Our expertise lies in using regenerative medicine to develop new effective therapies. 

    Leads: Professor James Bainbridge and Professor Julie Daniels

    EEG Cap…

    Visual Function and Integrative Epidemiology Theme

    We are investigating new ways to assess vision. Our work also combines epidemiology, genetics, imaging and data science to inform policy, improve quality of life of those with sight loss, and more.

    Leads: Professor Gary Rubin and Professor Paul Foster

    Institute of Ophthalmology…

    Research labs and groups

    The Institute of Ophthalmology has many research labs, groups and active projects. Some of these labs, groups and projects have their own websites which you can browse to find out about their specific areas of research, opportunities to collaborate and more.  

    Research videos

    Researcher videos

    Find out what excites some of our researchers about their work, in this series of short videos.