Science and Research
Bionic eye and vitreoretinal research
Our world-leading projects strive to help patients with end-stage inherited retinal disease navigate the world. We also work to develop better treatments for acute retinal causes of blindness, reducing their impact on patients’ lives.
Why this research is important
Our patients have blinding eye disease. Their vision loss is either slowly progressive due to inherited retinal disease, or acute due to retinal detachment or severe infection such as example endophthalmitis.
Our work aims to aid navigation in patients with end stage inherited retinal disease, and to develop better treatments for the acute retinal causes of blindness, reducing their impact.
Key research questions
- Does use of a retinal prosthesis at home result in better outcomes for patients?
- Can we delay photoreceptor loss in retinal dystrophy?
- Can we improve visual outcomes for patients with endophthalmitis?
- Are some patients at risk for endophthalmitis?
- Can we improve outcomes for retinal detachments patients?