Organization profile

Organisation profile

Ophthalmology research at Bristol creates an exciting environment for our experts to deliver clinical and laboratory research alongside health care and education. Our scientists and clinicians are dedicated to improving health care for patients by implementing basic science advances and transferring laboratory acquired knowledge to clinical practice.

Research at the Academic Unit of Ophthalmology is supported by the School of Clinical Sciences based in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and also by the Infection and Immunity theme at the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

A National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre in Ophthalmology

Our research strengths have been recognised by a prestigious award of £26.5 million from the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology which supports Bristol in a key partnership with the University College London's (UCL) Institute of Ophthalmology and the Moorfields Eye Hospital. Bristol is the Centre's lead on inflammation and immunotherapeutics.

Facilities and services

We are based in high-spec, refurbished laboratories at the School of Medical Sciences and the Bristol Eye Hospital, as well as new state-of-the-art laboratories for our Corneal Banking Service at the Bristol Eye Hospital, creating the ideal surroundings for our leading research programmes.

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    Research Output

    Areas of agreement in the management of childhood non-infectious chronic anterior uveitis in the UK

    POIG Uveitis Delphi Group, 1 Jan 2020, In : British Journal of Ophthalmology. 104, 1, p. 11-16 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    188 Downloads (Pure)

    A role for NPY-NPY2R signaling in albuminuric kidney disease

    Lay, A. C., Barrington, A. F., Hurcombe, J. A., Ramnath, R. D., Graham, M., Lewis, P. A., Wilson, M. C., Heesom, K. J., Butler, M. J., Perrett, R. M., Neal, C. R., Herbert, E., Mountjoy, E., Atan, D., Nair, V., Ju, W., Nelson, R. G., Kretzler, M., Satchell, S. C., McArdle, C. A. & 2 others, Welsh, G. I. & Coward, R. J. M., 19 Jun 2020, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 12 p., 202004651.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 7 Downloads (Pure)

    Assessing the construct validity and responsiveness of Preference Based Measures (PBMs) in cataract surgery patients

    Breheny, K., Hollingworth, W., Kandiyali, R., Dixon, P., Loose, A., Craggs, P., Grzeda, M. & Sparrow, J., 20 Feb 2020, In : Quality of Life Research. 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 40 Downloads (Pure)


    Student theses

    The interplay between innate immunity and metabolism in the retinal pigment epithelium

    Author: Scott, L. M., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Dick, A. (Supervisor) & Theodoropoulou, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    Acting President of UK Eye Genetics Group

    Atan, Denize (Recipient), 8 Nov 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • ARVO Travel award

    Sasha Woods (Recipient) & Atan, Denize (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    ARVO Travel Award

    Sasha Woods (Recipient) & Atan, Denize (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    UK Biobank Eyes and Vision Consortium meeting

    Denize Atan (Participant)

    7 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Internal examiner for PhD

    Denize Atan (Examiner)

    10 Oct 2019

    Activity: Examination typesExternal Examination and Supervision

    Internal PhD examiner

    Denize Atan (Examiner)

    15 Mar 2019

    Activity: Examination typesExternal Examination and Supervision