University of Sheffield
Ophthalmology and Orthoptics
The academic unit provides facilities for both clinical and laboratory based research; its close links with other units in the Medical School provide added expertise for investigative work in medically important areas; the Unit is currently involved in a range of research activities, 1 of the major areas being the study of the cytogenetics and cell biology of uveal melanomas; there are also research studies in eye movement, binocular vision and non accidental injury in infants.
Relevant 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent from an approved institution; international candidates must have passed the PLAB examination or have obtained exemption from it.
Research areas: Malignant melanoma of the uveal tract; investigation of the genetic alterations common to these tumours using techniques including cytogenetics; study of in vitro tumour behaviour to identify why certain tumours behave more aggressively; eye injuries in non-accidental injury in infancy; retinoblastoma: cell turnover; apoptosis; cell differentiation and angiogenesis; testing visual and binocular function in children; investigations into eye movements in the absence of normal binocular vision; the orthoptic effects of use of or withdrawal from opiates; integration of visual cues.
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