Optic Nerve - Glaucoma


The primary objective of this study is to identify which structures exhibit greater or lesser deformability in response to pressure, and to explore how this differs in the presence of certain diseases. By gaining a deeper understanding of these mechanisms, we aim to improve our knowledge of ocular conditions and contribute to the development of more effective treatments. 


Additionally, this study marks the first-ever amplified MRI investigation of the orbit. By examining the subtle movements within the orbit that occur with each heartbeat, we can uncover invaluable insights into the dynamics of this complex region.


To date, we have collected preliminary data from a group of volunteer participants. As we analyse this data, we remain open to adjusting our research protocol to ensure the most accurate and comprehensive results. Following this initial phase, we plan to expand our study by recruiting patients with specific conditions of interest, including glaucoma and intracranial hypertension.  

In this unique study, we employ customised goggles that have the ability to apply both positive and negative pressures. This innovative approach sets our research apart and allows us to investigate the response of various structures to different pressure conditions.

We are excited about the potential of this research to shed light on the compliance and deformability of ocular structures and their implications for various diseases. As our project progresses, we will continue to update this webpage with significant findings and advancements.
Join us on this groundbreaking journey as we strive to unravel the mysteries of the eye and pave the way for improved diagnostics and treatments in ophthalmology.