Seeing is believing in tissue engineering and cell transplants in the eye
Abstract: My areas of focus have centered on ocular wound healing and cell transplantation research with published papers concerning the ocular surface, cornea, outflow pathway as well as retinal pathologies such as proliferative vitroretinopathy (PVR) and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
We are involved in the development of novel strategies for cell based treatments utilising artificial substrates and in vitro and ex vivo culture models. Recent work has also focused on using a Human Organ Culture Anterior Segment (HOCAS) model of the eye. Utilizing HOCAS and explant tissues supplied by our dedicated Liverpool Research Eye Bank we are evaluating adult stem cell therapy treatments for Glaucoma.