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Alan Bird

Multidisciplinary research into inherited sand degenerative retinal diseases.


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Scientific Interests

  1. Inherited and degenerative retinal diseases
  2. Genetics
  3. Psychophysics
  4. Electrophysiology
  5. Imaging


  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology  (ARVO)
  • RCophth
  • AAO
  • RSci Med

Key Publications

  1. Andersen MV, Rosenberg T, la Cour M, Kiilgaard JF, Prause JU, Alsbirk PH, Borch-Johnsen K, Peto T, Carstensen B, Bird AC.
    Prevalence of Age-Related Maculopathy and Age-Related Macular Degeneration among the Inuit in Greenland The Greenland Inuit Eye Study.
    Ophthalmology. 2008 2008;115:700-707.
  2. Yates JR, Sepp T, Matharu BK, Khan JC, Thurlby DA, Shahid H, Clayton DG, Hayward C, Morgan J, Wright AF, Armbrecht AM, Dhillon B, Deary IJ, Redmond E, Bird AC, Moore AT.
    Complement C3 variant and the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
    N Engl J Med 2007;357:553-61.
  3. Coffey PJ, Gias C, McDermott CJ, Lundh P, Pickering MC, Sethi C, Bird A, Fitzke FW, Maass A, Chen LL, Holder GE, Luthert PJ, Salt TE, Moss SE, Greenwood J.
    Complement factor H deficiency in aged mice causes retinal abnormalities and visual dysfunction.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007;104:16651-6.
  4. Vaclavik V, Vujosevic S, Dandekar SS, Bunce C, Peto T, Bird AC.
    Autofluorescence imaging in age-related macular degeneration complicated by choroidal neovascularization A Prospective Study.
    Ophthalmology - 2008;115:342-6.
  5. Vithana EN, Abu-Safieh L, Pelosini L, Winchester E, Hornan D, Bird AC, Hunt DM, Bustin SA, Bhattacharya SS.
    Expression of PRPF31 mRNA in Patients with Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa: A Molecular Clue for Incomplete Penetrance?
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2003;44:4204-4209.
  6. Scholl HPN, Bellmann C, Dandekar SS, Bird AC, Fitzke FW.
    Photopic and scotopic fine matix mapping of retinal areas of increased fundus autofluorescence in patients with age related macular degeneration.
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2004 ;45:574-83.
  7. Guymer RH, Bird AC, Hageman GS.
    Cytoarchictecture of choroidal capillary endothelial cells.
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2004;45:1660-1666.
Alan Bird
Alan Bird


Institute of Ophthalmology
Moorfields Eye Hospital

City Road
United Kingdom

Phone: (0) 2075662247
Fax: (0)207 251 9350



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