Research for silent epidemic

Pioneering research which will help thousands of people across the globe at risk of losing their sight to a '˜silent epidemic' of eye infections has been launched at the University of Sheffield.

Thursday, 20th September 2018, 11:25 am
Updated Thursday, 20th September 2018, 11:32 am

A multidisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians from the University of Sheffield are working with colleagues at the LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India, to develop a new treatment for eye infections that does not rely on conventional antibiotics - to which many microbes are becoming rapidly resistant.

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Professor Pete Monk, from the university's department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease, is leading the revolutionary research that has been awarded grants of almost £1.4 million from the Medical Research Council.