Function and Dysfunction
The measurement of functional loss in various ophthalmic conditions along with the evaluation and development of measurement technologies forms the basis of this programme.
Visual Optics and Instrumentation
Optimal visual performance depends on the maintenance of a high-quality optical image on the retina. In practice the image may be degraded by refractive error, failure to focus (accommodate) correctly, optical aberration and scattering.
Researchers in ocular imaging use a diverse spectrum of techniques to visualise the tissues of the eye, from the cornea to the retina and the optic nerve.
Visual psychophysics studies the relationship between visual stimuli and the sensations they evoke while ocular electrophysiology investigates the signals passing along the visual pathway.
Research in low vision concentrates on the design of aids, training in their use, and the appropriate measurement of treatment outcomes.