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We are constantly increasing our research capacity, and the Eye Department at JPUH is now part of a number of on-going multi-centre national trials:

  • Mr Ben Burton is developing retinal research in the eye department and is currently principle investigator on four industry-sponsored trials.
  • Mr Avinash Prabhu is undertaking several studies in glaucoma research
  • Mr Craig Goldsmith is involved in a trial of a new treatment for multiple sclerosis.

This activity generates funding for future research and allows us to purchase specialist equipment for the eye department. In addition our patients gain early access to new sight improving treatments, eg Lucentis for diabetic retinopathy, otherwise unavailable on the NHS.

Each of the consultant team have published prolifically, and regularly undertake trials, studies and papers in order to ensure that their knowledge and skills remain up to date.