Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology is the study of the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye.

Subject overview

Ophthalmology allows optometry students to take their study of the eye a step further and specialise in medical and surgical eye diseases.

Research in the department is broadly based with an emphasis on tissue repair, tissue engineering, genetics and diseases of the eye.

Ophthalmology is taught within the Department of Ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and has an emphasis on translational research, combining laboratory science with clinical research.

Opportunities are available to undertake research focused on experimental cell and molecular biology and tissue biology, through to clinically linked studies of specific eye diseases. The department has a high publication rate and student research is aimed at publication in international journals.

Where can Ophthalmology take you?

Studying Ophthalmology could see you practicing the subject in a clinical environment or furthering the research in this field with an academic career.

Explore your study options in Ophthalmology