11/07/2017

PhD in Vision Sciences: Investigation of pain and discomfort associated with anti-VEGF injections

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  • název organizace
    Cardiff University
  • ZEMĚ PŮVODU ORGANIZACE
    United Kingdom
  • TYP FINANCOVÁNÍ
    Funding
  • termín uzávěrky
    30/08/2017
  • OBLAST VÝZKUMU
    Professions and applied sciences
  • STÁDIUM KARIÉRY
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)

Outline

Injection of anti-VEGF drugs for the treatment of neovascular age-related

macular degeneration (AMD) is todayone of the most common medical interventions in secondary eye care,

with repeated injections often required indefinitely. Whilst treatment

is widely considered successful in preventing vision loss, many patients

report experiencing pain during or following an injection. This study

will investigate the nature, associations and causes of this pain, and

the role this plays in progression to disability.

The student will undertake a mixed methods investigation of pain associated

with individual injections. Methods will include pain questionnaires,

focus groups and structured interviews combined with anterior eye

optical coherence tomography (OCT) and electrodermal activity (EDA)

providing objective outcome measures.

He/she will be expected to analyse and interpret data, and write up findings

for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He/she will also

be expected to represent the research group, Schools, and University,

and present findings at national and international research conferences.

The project will involve collaboration with clinicians at the University Hospital of Wales.

 

What is funded

Tuition fee support Full UK/EU tuition fees
Maintenance stipend Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum

Duration

3 years

Eligibility

Residency Open to all UK/EU students without further restrictions
Academic criteria

Applicants with an optometry (optometrist),

psychology or relevant healthcare background are desirable. Your

bachelor’s degree must be a 2:1 or above. A master’s degree is required

for non-optometrist applicants.