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Inherited Eye Disease

Professor Tony Moore and Dr Andrew Webster are two clinician scientists working in the field of inherited eye disease at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital. They work closely with other scientific colleagues at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

The main focus of their research is in identifying the genetic mutations associated with inherited eye disease and in exploring the phenotype associated with these mutations. The long term aim is to develop novel therapies for retinal disease.


  • Molecular genetic studies and detailed ocular imaging psychophysics and electrophysiology

Scientific Cooperations

  • Cooperation 1
    Professor John Yates  University of Cambridge
  • Cooperation 2
    Professor Alan Wright MRC Human Genetics  Unit Edinburgh
  • Cooperation 3
    Professor Francis Munier University of Lausanne Switzerland
  • Cooperation 4
    Professor Robin Ali  UCL
  • Cooperation 5
    Professor David Hunt and Shomi Bhattacharya UCL

Group Leader

Tony Moore

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Institute of Ophthalmology

11-43 Bath Street
EC1V 9EL London
United Kingdom

Phone: +442075662260



Current Research Projects

  • Project 1
    Genetic epidemiology of age related macular degeneration
  • Project 2
    Genotype –phenotype correlation in Leber congenital amaurosis  and other severe childhood retinal dystrophies
  • Project 3
    Autozygosity mapping in consanguineous families with inherited retinal disease
  • Project 4
    Cone and cone- rod dystrophies –genetic mapping and disease phenotypes
  • Project 5
    Stargardt macular dystrophy genotype phenotype correlation

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