The School currently has four research groups:
The main objective of this group is multidisciplinary research collaborations across a wide range of disciplines to develop non-invasive, in vivo three-dimensional (sub)- cellular resolution, molecular and functional imaging technology that is of significant diagnostic value in ophthalmology as well as cancer diagnosis in a variety of medical fields.
This group is concerned with improving our understanding of the human visual system, both in normal and abnormal functioning. We use psychophysical, clinical and electrophysiological techniques to improve the detection of visual problems and to enhance the quality of life for those with visual defects.
This group is concerned with understanding at the molecular level the mechanical, optical and hydrodynamic properties of the cornea, sclera, crystalline lens and lens zonules.
This is a broad-based group that seeks to identify the cellular and molecular basis of ocular disease, with a view to devising novel interventions/treatments for a variety of ocular conditions. Diseases studied include corneal dystrophies, corneal wound healing, inherited optic neuropathies, myopia, neurobiological disorders, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).