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General

Prof Gary Misson is a practicing consultant ophthalmic surgeon with a long association with Aston University.  He trained in all aspects of clinical ophthalmology but most of his clinical work is now general ophthalmology and high volume cataract surgery.  Apart from medical degrees, he also holds degrees in physiology and pharmacology, mathematics and has a PhD in bio-optical engineering.  His teaching experience includes lecturing in human anatomy, clinical ophthalmology and biomedical engineering. Research interests have been wide-ranging but with an underlying theme of linking theoretical modelling to clinical applications, particular in the field of ophthalmic diagnostics.

Research Interests

  • Applied visual psychophysics, specifically the human perception of polarised light in normal and abnormal eyes
  • The structural and functional aspects of macular disease

Teaching Activity

Undergraduate Modules

  • Posterior Eye(OP3PEG)

Employment

June 2018 – Present: Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University

June 1997 – Present: Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust; Warwickshire Nuffield Hospital, Leamington Spa.

May 2005 – August 2013: Associate Fellow, Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Warwick

April 1995 – June 1997: Consultant Ophthalmologist, City Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham

April 1995 – June 1997: Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham

April 1993   – June 1997: Honorary Research Fellow, Aston University

May 1991 – April 1995: Lecturer in Ophthalmology, University of Birmingham; Honorary Senior Registrar, Birmingham & Midland Eye Hospital

January 1994 – July 1994: Fellow and Honorary Senior Registrar, Moorfields Eye Hospital

August 1988 – May 1991: Registrar in Ophthalmology, Oxford, Birmingham

August 1985 – July 1988: Senior House Officer, Oxford Eye Hospital, Royal Berkshire Hospital, The Croydon Eye Unit, St. Thomas' Hospital, London

September 1984 – July 1985: Demonstrator in Anatomy, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School.

March 1983 – August 1984: House Physician/Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital, London, Hemel Hempstead General Hospital

Contact Details

Email: g.misson@aston.ac.uk

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Warwick

FRCOphth

FRCS

MBBS

BSc, University of London

External positions

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

1997 → …

Keywords

  • RE Ophthalmology
  • macula
  • macular degeneration
  • Visual Information Processing
  • Visual perception
  • QP Physiology
  • Visual perception
  • Psychophysics
  • polarized light

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Research Output 2007 2019

linear polarization
Polarization
polarization
stimuli
simulation

Haidinger’s brushes elicited at varying degrees of polarization rapidly and easily assesses total macular pigmentation

Temple, S. E., Roberts, N. W. & Misson, G. P., 27 Mar 2019, In : Journal of the Optical Society of America A. 36, 4, p. B123-B131

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
brushes
Brushes
pigments
Pigments
Polarization

Computational simulation of Haidinger's brushes

Misson, G. P., Temple, S. E. & Anderson, S. J., 11 May 2018, In : Journal of the Optical Society of America A. 35, 6, p. 946-952 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Brushes
Pigments
Light polarization

The spectral, spatial and contrast sensitivity of human polarization pattern perception

Misson, G. P. & Anderson, S. J., 29 Nov 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, p. 16571 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Contrast Sensitivity
Invertebrates
Vertebrates
Light
Macular Pigment

Human perception of visual stimuli modulated by direction of linear polarization

Misson, G. P., Timmerman, B. H. & Bryanston-Cross, P. J., 1 Oct 2015, In : Vision Research. 115, Pt A, p. 48-57 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Visual Perception
Liquid Crystals
Aptitude
Theoretical Models
Direction compound