Increase in research grants for women highlighted at annual Women in Vision UK event

Women in Vision UK logo

17 December 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

More than sixty leading female researchers came together in Liverpool on Friday 14 December 2018 for the second annual ‘Women in Vision UK’ conference. Women in Vision UK, which launched in London last year, aims to promote connections between women working in all fields related to vision, to support collaboration and mentoring, and increase female profile in the sector. The

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Calling all women working in a field related to vision please complete WomenInVsionUK survey

23 November 2018
Source: Women in vision UK

If you’re a woman working in any field related to vision, please complete Women in Vision UK’s annual survey, by the end of November! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X2YCKMS Women in Vision UK Promote connections between women working in the field of vision and eye research. A network aimed broadly at all women working in and around vision, from basic research to clinical practice,

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NIHR: Eye disease patients have more opportunity than ever to take part in NHS research studies

21 November 2018
Source: NIHR

• 76 per cent of hospitals in England now offer patients the opportunity to take part in eye disease studies • 15,500 patients per year offered innovative treatments for diseases such as age-related macular degeneration • Ophthalmology community ‘punching above its weight’ in world of research A new paper published today highlights how some 76 per cent of hospitals in

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Fight for Sight: Charity announces research into personalised glaucoma treatment on World Sight Day 2018

11 October 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight has chosen World Sight Day 2018 (11 October) to announce funding for a research project that will develop personalised medicine for patients at risk of glaucoma from steroid use. Professor Colin Willoughby from Ulster University has been awarded a £170,000 project grant over three years to better understand the genetic basis for steroid-induced eye pressure. The aim

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University of Nottingham: Eye discovery to pave way for more successful corneal transplants

6 October 2018

A team of eye specialists at the University of Nottingham has made another novel discovery  that could help to improve the success of corneal transplants for patients whose sight has been affected by disease. The research, published in the October edition of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, has shed light on a characteristic of a thin membrane called the Descemets

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Papers for the 1st meeting of the Vision UK Research, Cures and Treatments Panel 17/09/18

17 September 2018
Source: Vision UK

Papers for the 1st meeting of the Vision UK Research, Cures and Treatments Panel 17/09/18  

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Fight for Sight: Charity’s virtual running event takes users on a journey to the centre of the eye

20 August 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

What: Free virtual running event taking participants on a ‘journey to the centre of the eye’.  Where: Race anywhere, any time with our free app! Delivers immersive audio with every step you take. Users download an app and can do the race in their own time from any location, including on a treadmill When: Registration from today, 20 August; Event

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Rt Hon Baroness Betty Boothroyd raises awareness of eye research underfunding

1 August 2018

The Rt Hon Baroness Boothroyd is launching a Fight for Sight campaign to raise awareness of eye health and the need for vital eye research. The former Speaker of the House of Commons will kick off the campaign by appearing in a BBC Radio 4 appeal which will be broadcast on Sunday 5 August 2018. She will be raising awareness

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Moorfields and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology: Thinner retinas are an early sign of cognitive decline

26 July 2018
Source: Moorfields

Researchers from Moorfields and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (UCL IoO) have found that thinner retinas in the human eye are a clear sign a person is at significant and increased risk of future mental decline. This breakthrough study co-authored by Prof Paul Foster, Professor of Glaucoma Studies  at UCL IoO and Moorfields, and Mr Praveen Patel, consultant ophthalmic surgeon

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Researchers are one step closer to developing eye drops to treat common sight loss condition

23 July 2018
Source: University of Birmingham

Scientists at the University of Birmingham are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. Its prevalence is increasing dramatically as the population ages and it is estimated that, by 2020, there will be about 200 million people worldwide with

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