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Clinical studies and Genetics

The group undertakes start of the retinal imaging and phenotyping . This facilitates genotype-phenotype association studies.

The group is also involved in longitudinal studies of risk factors for retinal degenerative diseases

There is a highly active clinical trials testing a variety of therapeutic  interventions


  • Retinal imaging, grading, phenotyping
  • Genetic association studies, stem cell therapy for AMD
  • Macular carotenoids

Scientific Cooperations

  • Cooperation 1
  • Cooperation 2
    Indeye Studies
  • Cooperation 3
    Cardi: Genetics of AMD

Group Leader

Usha Chakravarthy
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The Queen’s University of Belfast

BT12 6BA Belfast
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Phone: + 44 2890 633954
Fax: + 44 2890 330744


Chakravarthy Laboratory

Current Research Projects

  • Project 1
    The IVAN clinical trial
  • Project 2
    The early markers study of progression to late AMD
  • Project 3
    Investigation of genotype-phenotype correlations in AMD
  • Project 4
    The carotenoids in age-related maculopathy study
  • Project 5
    Structure function relationships in retinal macular disease

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