NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre

About our Centre

We are the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. Our Centre is dedicated to vision research.

Established in 2007, we were awarded NIHR funding for a third consecutive five-year term in 2017 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 of 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.

NIHR Moorfields Clinical Research Facility

Our Clinical Research Facility also received a major five year funding award from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), recognising the world-leading excellence of our clinical research. Find out more about our Clinical Research Facility.

Spotlight on the ORNATE-India study

For our latest Research Spotlight – our series of Q&As focused on research at Moorfields and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology – we talk to Dr Dolores Conroy about ORNATE-India, a collaborative study study that aims to tackle diabetes-related vision impairment in India. Read more

Screening for diabetic retinopathy at family health centres

Research Themes

Find out more about our seven themes covering different areas of vision research:

News and Events

Moorfields patient receives world's first 3D printed eye

ALICE the Robot Visits the Bloomsbury Festival

AI system to detect Geographical Atrophy features on Channel 4 News

Artificial Intelligence breakthrough in the diagnosis of geographic atrophy at Moorfields & UCL

NIHR and Moorfields Eye Charity launch first joint Advanced Fellowship
European Aniridia Conference 2021
Insights into INSIGHT podcast - Series 2 Launched
Gene Vision genetic eye disease website launches chat bot
Partial recovery of visual function in a blind patient after optogenetic therapy
BRC ARVO 2021 Travel award recipients
Study links low to moderate alcohol consumption with lower risk of cataract surgery
BBC2 documentary follows one family's genetic testing experience at Moorfields
NIHR contributes to major Lancet Commission on Global Eye Health
NIHR funds first UK-wide population study of all forms of childhood visual impairment

Charles Bonnet Syndrome; new study showing impact of pandemic on symptoms coincides with Coronation St storyline featuring the condition

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021

Surge in remote consultations: research shows effectiveness of home eye test kits

Air pollution link to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – new research published

Gene Vision website launched - information and support for everyone

Charles Bonnet Syndrome: Esme's Umbrella patient information event

New study into laser treatment for glaucoma announced

UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering's new 'UCL Age Innovation Hub' now live

Bloomsbury Festival: on-air podcasts, radio interviews and visual illusions!

ROAM Moorfields' new research application launched

Patient & Public Involvement and Engagement Award 2020

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