FUNDING ALLOCATED FOR GLAUCOMA RESEARCH AWARD
Glaucoma UK and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists have announced the recipient of their joint research award for 2023.
The award, which is intended to support innovative research in the field of glaucoma, has been given to Dr. Sarah Hosking of the University of Bristol.
Dr. Hosking’s research project focuses on developing new techniques for the early detection of glaucoma.
Specifically, the project will investigate the use of a novel imaging method called polarimetry, which is designed to detect changes in the structure of the optic nerve head, a key indicator of glaucoma.
The research project will also explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze the polarimetry data, with the goal of improving the accuracy and efficiency of glaucoma diagnosis.
The ultimate aim of the project is to develop a non-invasive, cost-effective, and widely applicable method for detecting glaucoma in its early stages, when it is most treatable.
Glaucoma UK and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists praised Dr. Hosking’s innovative research proposal and expressed their hope that it will lead to significant advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.
The award provides Dr. Hosking with funding to carry out her research project over the course of the next year.
Overall, the research award from Glaucoma UK and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists represents a valuable opportunity to support innovative research in the field of glaucoma.
Dr. Hosking’s project has the potential to make significant contributions to our understanding of glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, ultimately benefiting patients with this common eye condition.