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 co discovered the first genetic association for retinal detachments and has provided the definitive genetic analysis for ectopia lentis. For this work, he was awarded a PhD from the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology, and the Syme Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd). He has received further awards from Moorfields Eye Hospital, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the RCSEd and the European Ophthalmology Society. He has authored over 40 peer reviewed publications (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=chandra+a+and+eye) 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 continues his research collaborations across the world, and is the research lead for ophthalmology at Southend University Hospital. He peer reviews scientific papers for numerous medical journals and is a section editor for the journal Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; journal of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.