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Ophthalmology Research

Ophthalmology is the clinical discipline of vision and eye health related conditions and disorders.

Research in this speciality can range from investigating the treatment for common conditions such as age related Macular Degeneration (AMD) to other conditions such as glaucoma or uveitis.  There is also a big interest in Neurology related research that investigates the relationship between vision loss, the brain and the nervous system.

The Ophthalmology Research team is based at York Hospital's Eye Clinic.  There is great appetite for clinical research within the department and the team work very closely with the Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and eye clinic nursing team to successfully deliver a wide range of research.

The Research Team have a great reputation for working with the commercial industry.  With a number of companies looking to work with the research team they are able to help support some of the latest and most exciting developments in eye care.

The research team also works in close collaboration with The York Neuroimaging Centre at the University of York and have hosted a number of projects within the area of Neuro-Ophthalmology.

Key areas of interest: Age-related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, glaucoma

Key Contact

The Research Delivery Facilitator for Ophthalmology is Richard Furnival; if you are interested in conducting research in this area please contact

Ophthalmology Research Office

2nd Floor, Junction 3, York Hospital

Tel: 01904 725206


1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021

York and Scarborough

100 research studies open to recruitment


4760 patients recruited into clinical trials