Professor of Ophthalmology
- Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
- Senior Research Fellow
- Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology
Susan Downes is the Clinical Network Lead for Ophthalmology research in the Thames Valley and Clinical research Lead for Ophthalmology in the new Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi).
Susie researches inherited retinal degeneration and phenotype genotype correlation as well as treatment of age related macular degeneration and central serous chorioretinopathy and sleep studies in ocular disease, She has collaborative links worldwide in these fields with research and training.
Heterozygous UCHL1 loss-of-function variants cause a neurodegenerative disorder with spasticity, ataxia, neuropathy, and optic atrophy.
Park J. et al, (2023), Genet Med
The Role of Inflammation in Age-Related Macular Degeneration-Therapeutic Landscapes in Geographic Atrophy.
Borchert GA. et al, (2023), Cells, 12
Combined central serous chorioretinopathy, hypermetropia, short axial length, chorioretinal folds, enlarged/thickened ocular coats, with varying association of scleral changes (CHAFES).
Downes SM. et al, (2023), BMC Ophthalmol, 23
Retinal Angiomatous Proliferation in a Patient with Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Kiraly P. et al, (2023), Genes (Basel), 14
New Imaging Technology for Simultaneous Multiwavelength-UWF Fundus Fluorescein Angiography and Indocyanine Green Angiography With Navigated Central and Peripheral SS-OCT
Bravo FJV. et al, (2023), Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina, 54, 401 - 410