Our partners at the Vision and Eye Research Institute

By working closely with the optical and pharmaceutical industries, we're in a unique position to understand the needs of patients, service providers and private sector companies.

Industry

Medisoft

Researchers from the Vision and Eye Research Institute (VERI) have teamed up with healthcare software solutions provider Medisoft in a knowledge transfer partnership to help test new patient records software.

Rather than simply recording data captured during medical consultations, the new software will assist the clinician in decision-making and measuring patient reported outcomes (PROMs).

KTP Associate John Somner, who is heading up the tests, commented:

"Electronic health records have typically promised a great deal but have failed to live up to expectations. Hopefully this project will allow a user centred design approach to develop an improved set of tools for glaucoma and uveitis patients."

It is anticipated that the new software will have a significant impact nationally and internationally where most clinicians lack an effective patient record system for these conditions.

For more details please visit the Medisoft Limited website.

UltraVision

Contact lens evaluation

For more details please visit the UltraVision website.

NHS

We work with ophthalmologists at various hospitals for:

  • multi-centre trials on glaucoma progression and management
  • quality and safety of new models of community care of glaucoma patients
  • wide field corneal specular microscopy as an adjunct to new modalities of transplant surgery.

Visiting staff

National and international collaborators

We're working with a range of partners in the UK and around the world, including:

  • Dr Tirtha lal Upadhyaya, diabetologist. Department of Medicine, Gandaki Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal
  • Professor Nirmal Lamichhane, psychiatrist. Department of Psychiatry, Gandaki Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal
  • Mrs Tara Sharma, dietician. Department of Medicine, Gandaki Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal
  • Dr Sarita Tuladhar, ophthalmologist. Department of Ophthalmology, Gandaki Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal
  • Dr Anupama Biswas, ophthalmologist. Department of Ophthalmology, Kurseong sub-divisional hospital, Darjeeling, India
  • Dr Zhiqing Chen, ophthalmologist. Eye Center, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Professor Monica Gori,tenure track researcher, Unit for Visiually Impaired People, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova
  • Dr Claudio Campus, senior technician, >Unit for Visiually Impaired People, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova
  • Dr Elena Aggius-Vella, researcher, Unit for Visiually Impaired People, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova
  • Sarika Gopalakrishnan, optometrist head, Elite School of Optometry, Chennai.
  • Dr Ahalya Subramanian, Department of Optometry and Visual Science, City University, London, UK
  • Dr Jonathan Allsop, Central Flying School, Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, UK