27 January 2017
The fourth meeting of the VERU Journal Club took place on Friday 27 January 2017. Postdoctoral researcher Gil Peretz introduced a discussion on a recent paper describing an international study that compared two surgical treatments for Primary Angle Closure and Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma, namely laser peripheral iridotomy and clear-lens extraction: Augusto Azuara-Blanco et al: Effectiveness of early lens extraction for the treatment of primary angle-closure glaucoma (EAGLE): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2016; 388: 1389-97.
25 November 2016
The third meeting of the VERU Journal Club took place on Friday 25 November 2016. Post-doctoral researcher Lavanta Farouk introduced a discussion on a recent paper that describes an association between Vitamin D deficiency and tear film dysfunction: Kurtul BE, Özer PA, Aydinli MS. The association of Vitamin D deficiency with tear film break-up time and Schirmer testing in non-Sjøgren dry eye. Eye 2015;29:1081-4.
21 October 2016
Cases of blindness caused by glaucoma rose by 62% worldwide in two decades
15 October 2016
It is well known that ultraviolet light can harm human eye. Over the recent years, harmful effect of the excessive exposure of blue-violet light on human eye is beginning to be scrutinized in detail.
5 October 2016
The first meeting of the new VERU Journal Club took place on Friday 30 September.
2 September 2016
Research finds sight loss due to diabetic retinopathy increased substantially over past 20 years
24 November 2015
Professor Shahina Pardhan was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s award for her strategic leadership, research excellence and managerial qualities as Director of the Vision and Eye Research Unit (VERU).
31 October 2015
Professor Shahina Pardhan was an invited speaker at the Asian Pacific Optometry Congress (APOC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in October 2015.
19 February 2015
VERU's academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with areas classed as generating 'world-leading' research.
3 February 2015
Diabetes is a major public health concern, and its prevalence is increasing in the world. India has one of the highest numbers of people with diabetes in the world, and this is therefore a major concern. In the UK, the prevalence of diabetes is six times higher than in the South Asians compared to the Caucasians.