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Ophthalmology Research

Every day in the UK 250 people start to lose their sight & one in five people will live with sight loss in their lifetime (DAE, 2017).


The direct healthcare cost linked to eye health is estimated to be at least £3 billion every year. This includes NHS healthcare expenditure (Pezzullo et al, 2016).


The ophthalmology research department is running a number of different studies looking at:

  • The efficacy & cost-effectiveness of currently available treatments

  • The effectiveness of potential new treatments

  • The long-term effects of eye conditions & their treatments on quality of life

  • The most effective way of detecting early changes in the eye

Overview of types of studies open to volunteers

Our current portfolio offers patients the opportunity to take part in research on:


  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

  • Penetrating eye trauma

  • Glaucoma

  • Cataracts

If you are interested in taking part in any of our studies or want more information, please email or telephone 01296 31 6305

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