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Dr Hogg’s lab is focused on the following themes:

1. The epidemiology of age-related eye diseases such as Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma.

2. Exploring the utility of new technologies for measuring and monitoring visual function including both handheld devices and virtual reality headsets.

3. Identifying structural, serological and functional biomarkers of Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Retinopathy using traditional statistics and machine learning.

4. Understanding the differences between normal ocular ageing and the earliest stages of AMD, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

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Dr Hogg is open to PhD applications in the fields of;

  • Ophthalmic epidemiology

  • Optometry

  • Vision science

  • Psychophysics

  • Ophthalmology

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Research students

PhD Title: Structure-function relationships in Age-related macular degeneration in the era of Multi-modal retinal imaging.

Name: Timos Naskas
Years of Study: 3
Country: Greece

 PhD Title: Ultra-wide field imaging and its functional correlates in health and disease

Name: Rachel Coey
Years of Study: 1
Country: Northern Ireland

 PhD Title: Nutritional relationships in Age-related macular degeneration

Name: Damian Cole
Years of Study: 1
Country: Northern Ireland

Alumni: where are they now?

Dr Estelle Lowry

PhD Title: Investigating the Determinants of Macular Pigment Including Response to Supplementation

Years of Study: 2010-2013
Country: United Kingdom
Current position: Post-doctoral fellow at University of Oulu, Finland

Dr Radha Das

PhD Title: A systematic study of structure and function in Diabetic Macular Oedema

Years of Study: 2012-2017
Country: India
Current position: Consultant Ophthalmologist/Retinal Surgeon, London

Dr Katie Graham

PhD Title: Visual function and ageing: The Northern Ireland Sensory Ageing (NISA) Study

Years of Study: 2013-2017
Country: United Kingdom
Current position: Hospital Specialist Research Optometrist, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

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