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Personal details
Name Professor Andrew Dick
Job title Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology
Department Bristol Medical School (THS) University of Bristol
School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine University of Bristol
Personal web page http://www.bristol.ac.uk/clinicalsciencesouth/ophthalmology/
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Qualifications BSc, MBBS(Lond), MD(Aberd), MRCP(UK), FRCS(Lond), FRCS(Edin), FRCP(Edin), FRCOphth, FMedSci
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies The Royal College of Surgeons (London & Edinburgh)
The Royal College of Physicians
The Royal College of Opthalmologists
United Kingdom Academy of Medical Sciences
Keywords autoimmunity
retinal neural progenitor cell research
graft rejection
macrophages
microglia
uveitis
Retinal disease
Areas of expertise Immune mechanisms of autoimmune disorders of the eye.

The ophthalmic-immunology group's work focuses on how the retina responds to injury, inflammation and degeneration. This covers areas which include:

-The control of immune responses in the retina which includes the interaction with microglia and inhibitory signals mediated by neuronal CD200 expression and matrix (TSP).
-The myeloid cell control of angiogenesis during wound healing and chronic inflammation.
-Autoimmune responses within the eye and brain, by studying both T cell and macrophage responses within the tissue during experimental retinal and CNS autoimmunity.
-Microglial and macrophage behaviour during retinal degeneration by studying experimental models of photoreceptor degeneration.
-Retinal remodelling by studying the interaction of microglia, Muller cells and retinal progenitor cells.
-Development of immunomodulatory agents for the treatment of uveitis, investigated in the experimental model of uveitis.
- Clinical trials for inflammatory eye disease and retinal diseases such as Age related macular degeneration
Media experience Have been on TV and radio