We hold research days for patients, relatives, friends and researchers to: learn about people’s experiences of different eye conditions; hear about ongoing and future research for those conditions; to consider the priorities and challenges of developing new diagnostics and treatments. Our research days include between 30 and 300 attendees. As a result of Covid-19 restrictions we are currently unable to hold face-to face events but have worked on adapting our programme and holding events online.
Future events will be posted here when details are available
This series is an opportunity to learn about four key areas of ophthalmology. Throughout 2020, The Ophthalmologist and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, with clinicians from Moorfields, are partnering to deliver quarterly grand round events.
The first event was focussed on Diabetic Retinopathy and will be followed by AMD, Glaucoma and rare diseases. The events will be streamed to a global audience from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology main lecture theatre.
Exploring the science of sight at See Science Festival *POSTPONED* new date TBC.
See Science festival aims to raise awareness of some of the research being carried out across the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital to patients, their families and the local community.
The festival was first held in 2017 organised by Erika Aquino and was an event involving approximately 50 researchers from the Institute of Ophthalmology and 110 members of the local community. Each of the researchers bought along an interactive activity linked to their work. You can read more about the 2017 festival here.
Researchers at the Institute of Ophthalmology have secured outreach funding from the Biochemical Society to run the festival again in March 2020.
Moorfields Young Persons Advisory Group (YPAG)
Are you working on paediatric eye and vision research? Would you like to involve children and young people in your research projects or plans?
The Moorfields' young persons’ advisory group (YPAG) started in March 2019 and currently consists of 24 children and young people aged 8-16. The YPAG is part of the National Institute of Health Research’s GenerationR Alliance of YPAGs around the UK: https://generationr.org.uk/eye-ypag/
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