In addition to his clinical specialisation, research is an integral part of Aman Chandra’s work. He has led multi centred research investigating the genetics of rhegmatogenous retinal detachments and ectopia lentis. He is a recognised expert on the ocular manifestations of connective tissue disorders and in particular Marfan Syndrome. He acts as a medical advisor to the Marfan Association UK.
Highlights of his research achievements to date include:
Co-discovered the first genetic association for retinal detachments
Provided definitive genetic analysis for ectopia lentis, a condition associated with numerous conditions, including Marfan Syndrome
Expanded the ocular phenotype caused by mutations in members of the ADAMTS family of proteins
For his work, he was awarded a PhD from the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology. PhD thesis is available on request.
He was awarded the Sir James Syme Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) in recognition of his work.
He has authored over 40 peer reviewed publications and two book chapters. He has raised over £100,000 in grants for academic research from Moorfields Eye Hospital, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Fight for Sight UK.
He is section editor for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (journal of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists) and Eye (Journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists)
Research lead & Audit & Governance lead for ophthalmology at Southend University Hospital.