University of St Andrews

Infection and Global Health Research Division

IGH 5 Research 5 Ophthamology


The ophthalmology research is performed in the United Kingdom as well as a number of lower resource settings with strong links in Rwanda, Malawi, Tanzania, India and Indonesia. Our aim is to reduce needless blindness, support sustainable growth of capacity, rehabilitate and positively influence policy. Evidence of our impact can be found i through implementation activity with Arclight, a low-cost diagnostic tool which can be used to screen for conditions in the eyes and ears, and training and capacity building that we are undertaking with partners round the globe.

Principal Investigators


Dr Andrew Blaikie

Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology


Dr Obaid Kousha


Dr Frederick Burgess


Mr William Williams

Innovation Fellow

Projects of Interest