Eating for Eye Health

Dr Rosie Gilbert, a Clinical Fellow and PhD research student, embarked on an "Eating for Eye Health" Project after working in the Macular Degeneration clinics and becoming aware of the lack of treatment options available for some of her patients with Dry AMD.

Alongside, Ms Susana Irving (a clinical and research nutritionist who works at UCH/ Barts) and with additional support from The UCL Public Engagement Unit, Rose was successful in gaining a "UCL Beacon Bursary" to plan and fund the project.

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Find out more about how and why the project started here.

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Find out how patients were involved in the project.

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Here you'll find some of the recipes that were made and tested during the project!