Research at NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre

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Research themes

Research at Moorfields BRC is divided into seven areas, or ‘themes’. The themes cover a wide range of medical research, from genetics and immunology to imaging and pharmaceutics. They also include patient and public involvement and engagement.

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Clinical Research Facility

Moorfields BRC further benefits from partnership with Moorfields Clinical Research Facility (CRF), which provides additional infrastructure for researchers undertaking clinical trials in the NHS, at UCL and for commercially funded trials.

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Research spotlight

In this series of interviews, we talk to some of the people behind the groundbreaking research at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

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Prioritising our research

Our research focuses on many areas identified as important by patients themselves. In a major survey, The Sight Loss and Vision Priority Setting Partnership, overseen by the James Lind Alliance (a non-profit-making initiative) and Fight for Sight (the UK’s largest vision research charity) brought together patients, carers and clinicians to identify and prioritise the top uncertainties and unanswered questions in vision loss research.

The survey, involving 2,220 people, generated nearly 4,500 questions regarding more than 100 different eye conditions.

Our ongoing research is already addressing many of the questions raised and we actively use the knowledge gained from this survey to further guide our research direction.

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