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The impact of neuroretinal disease on circadian behavior and sleep

Chronic sleep disruption impacts on quality of life and can lead to cardiovascular disease and cancer (Cable et al, Ann N Y Acad Sci 2021). Importantly in people with underlying chronic health conditions, circadian disruption can exacerbate symptoms, disease severity and cause disease progression.Light signalled by photoreceptors in the retina is the most important cue for setting sleep/wake cycles. The impairment of this light signalling in eye and neurodegenerative disease leads to circadian and sleep disruption (Feigl & Zele, Optom …

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Research centre(s)

Centre for Vision and Eye Research

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