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    Vision UK

    Vision UK works in collaboration with partners across the eye health and sight loss sector to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people. To enable this we are setting up 4 Strategic Panels:

    • Epidemiology, evidence and statistics
    • Research, cures and treatments
    • Services, support and care
    • Public understanding of eye health and sight loss

    We visualise these panels to be senior people from inside and outside of the eye health and sight loss sector (including industry where appropriate). These panels will, via discussion and inquiry, set national strategic priorities and targets for the four headlines.

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    Who are we?

    Vision UK’s ambition is for the UK to be a nation where:
    • Everyone looks after their sight.
    • People’s eye conditions are identified early, treated and, where possible, cured.
    • People obtain services which are person centred, joined- up and good quality.
    • People with sight loss live the lives they choose.

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    Portfolio of Indicators for Eye Health and Care

    Within the Vision UK Ophthalmic Public Health Committee leading clinical and patient organisations have come together to agree which outcomes and quality indicators should be used to measure and improve the performance of eye health services around the UK.

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Latest News

Fight for Sight research could see an end to eye injections for patients with macular degeneration

24 June 2018

This announcement from Fight for Sight at the start of Macular Week 2018, is about the funding of researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol to develop medicines that could be given in ‘drop’ form rather than through the usual method of eye injection.

Upcoming Events

British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) Annual Conference

Monday 25 Jun 2018 - Tuesday 26 Jun 2018
The Annual Conference is taking place on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 June 2018 in the Jurys Inn Waterfront, Brighton with a drinks reception on the Monday evening on Brighton Pier.
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Latest Podcast:

John Welsman, Strategy and Research Policy Team, Guide Dogs, speaks Matt Broom and Keith Valentine discuss the legacies from VISION 2020 UK and the future strategy and work which Vision UK will undertake.

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Vision UK provides a weekly newsletter to subscribers interested in eye health and sight loss issues. The newsletter covers topical news stories from Vision UK and our members, research, professional insight, events and vacancies within the sector.

Starting Point

A guide for parents and carers whose child has a vision impairment.

This information introduces you to the help and support you may want as the parents and carers of a child with a vision impairment.

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Recent Resources


RCOphth: Sustainable Ophthalmic Pathways

Supporting commissioners, providers and professionals with the most recent   recommendations to ensure efficient and equitable ophthalmic services. Access to surgery

Vision UK Response to the UK implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty consultation

The government requested views on how the UK can implement the Marrakesh Treaty. In 2013, the World Intellectual Property Office

Joint response from Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Vision UK and Guide Dogs to the consultation on Accessibility of public sector websites and apps: new duties and regulations.

New regulations to make public sector websites and apps accessible to everyone, especially users with disabilities. The regulations implement a

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