UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Visual Neuroscience and Function Theme

Seeing, understanding and delivering

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

Visual Function

We are finding new ways to measure vision so that clinical assessment is more accurate. We do this by:

  • Improving visual function tests so they are more sensitive
  • Finding new ways to enable patients to report changes in their own vision
  • Developing  ways to measure the impact of vision loss on everyday activities such as reading, navigation or recognising faces
  • Basic visual neuroscience that helps us understand the contributions of rod and cone photoreceptors to visual function, and developmental changes in visual perception and vision integration
  • The effectiveness of specific interventions for preventing or delaying vision loss

Our principal investigators in this theme are: