Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre
Our Biomedical Research Centre is dedicated to vision research. After two consecutive five-year terms from 2007, we successfully received a new NIHR award in 2017 for another five years to support and further develop our research strategy.
Pioneering research is fundamental if we are to offer meaningful benefits to patients. Research at our site is renowned for its initiation into new far-reaching therapeutic areas and its efforts to make significant improvements in preventing and treating eye conditions.
We continue to prioritise areas where there is unmet patient need and where we have an outstanding track record of translational achievement and expertise at an international level.
Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence
In the second of our series of Q&As focusing on the stories behind some of the research at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, we talk to Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr Pearse Keane. He describes the success of a groundbreaking collaboration between Moorfields and tech company DeepMind. Together, they've developed a tool that speeds up the diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), using machine learning and the wealth of eye imaging data held by Moorfields. Once approved for use in the NHS, it could save the sight of thousands of people by allowing quicker access to treatment. Read the article
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