UCL Institute of Ophthalmology



Our research is divided into four key themes. We conduct advanced science and attract researchers of the highest international calibre.
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Development, Ageing and Disease Theme

Our interdisciplinary labs investigate the biological pathways involved in vision loss caused by ageing and disease.

Theme Lead: Professor Clare Futter
Deputy Theme Lead: Dr Ryan MacDonald

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Rescue, Repair and Regeneration Theme

We aim to protect and improve vision using regenerative medicine to develop new effective therapies. 

Theme Lead: Professor Pete Coffey
Deputy Theme Lead: Dr Amanda Carr

Visual neuroscience research theme

Visual Neuroscience and Function Theme

Our work combines epidemiology, genetics, imaging and data science to investigate new ways to assess vision.

Theme Lead: Professor Andrew Stockman
Deputy Theme Lead: Dr Tessa Dekker

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Population and Data Sciences

This theme combines expertise around collection, curation, analysis and interpretation of ophthalmic big data.

Theme Lead: Professor Paul Foster
Deputy Theme Lead: Dr Adam Dubis


NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre

The Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre is a partnersip between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.