The Ophthalmology Theme is part of the Special Senses theme along with ENT.
It is led by Mr Tariq Aslam and is based at the excellent new Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and is a new relatively new theme (it was set-up in 2010). It is steadily building up the amount of NIHR adopted trials carried out in Greater Manchester and the number of patients taking part.
The Theme specialises in a number of different fields, including the application of computing and technology, using current technology for immediate patient benefit, and providing patients access to new treatments. As well as working with medical technology companies and the pharmaceutical industry, the theme also carries out its own research in conjunction with the University of Manchester’s Visual Science Centre.
Recent research has really helped advance the treatments available for many people with wet macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. The Theme is taking part in research to help further these treatments as well as to help people with dry macular degeneration and genetic disease for which there are currently few treatment options.
The Theme collaborates with other GM CLRN themes such as ENT and Genetics to ensure we share knowledge and expertise.
If you’d like more information on any or our work, please email Mr Tariq Aslam.