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Mr Parwez Hossain

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Corneal Infection

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Address: Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road Shirley, SO16 6YD

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Job title 
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Research interests (for researchers only) 
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In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details 
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Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only) 
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Dr Parwez Hossain is a King James IV Professor  & Associate Professor in Ophthalmology within Medicine at the University of Southampton and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at University Hospitals Southampton. He works as a clinical scientist interested in cornea and ocular surface diseases.

His key work involves developing advanced management of corneal and ocular surface inflammatory conditions such as microbial keratitis and dry eye disease. His research has improved our understanding of the early stages of human corneal infection, especially with the early clinical course using imaging methods such as anterior segment OCT.

Parwez also has an active clinical and research interest in corneal transplantation, developing advanced techniques, including laser-assisted approaches for keratoplasty. He runs a highly successful surgical fellowship programme that trains surgeons in all aspects of corneal transplantation, including DSEK and DMEK.

Parwez qualified in Medicine from Aberdeen University and trained in Ophthalmology in Aberdeen, Nottingham, Leicester & Miami, USA. His clinician-scientist career started as Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow at Aberdeen University. He studied for his PhD in Immunology and Biomedical Physics/Engineering to investigate the mechanisms of T-cell traffic in ocular inflammation. In his awarded PhD thesis, he established a novel method for in vivo tracking of immune cells in the retina and choroid., showing the early interactions of lymphocytes with an inflamed vascular endothelium.

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.

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