Moorfields ophthalmologist leads national review to help improve care for patients

17 December 2019
Source: Moorfields

A consultant paediatric ophthalmologist from Moorfields Eye Hospital is one of three authors behind an important national report which aims to improve care for millions of eye patients. Alison Davis, who is also deputy medical director at Moorfields, is the co-author of the recently-published Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) national report into ophthalmology, which makes a series of 22

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Fight for Sight funds the UK’s first large-scale glaucoma biobank to personalise glaucoma care

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18 November 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight is funding a project to create the UK’s first large-scale glaucoma biobank, a new tool that will help personalise glaucoma treatment and identify patients most at risk of sight loss. Fight for Sight-funded researcher Dr Anthony Khawaja and his team will establish a data resource to allow better genetic prediction of which glaucoma patients are likely to

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Moorfields researchers write first systematic review of AI in medical diagnostics

26 September 2019
Source: Moorfields

Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital, alongside researchers at other institutions, have produced the first systematic review and meta-analysis on using artificial intelligence (AI) in medical diagnostics. The review, which was published in Lancet Digital Health, suggested that AI can detect diseases from medical images with similar levels of accuracy as health-care professionals. Despite their conclusion that AI has comparable diagnostic

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Public consultation on a proposed move of Moorfields Eye Hospital’s City Road (London) services has now closed

18 September 2019
Source: The Oriel team

The formal public consultation into the proposal to move Moorfields Eye Hospital’s City Road, London, services to a new centre bringing together excellent eye care, ground-breaking research and world-leading education in ophthalmology, has now closed. The consultation, led by NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on behalf of all CCGs, together with NHS England Specialised Commissioning, ran from 24 May

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Government pledges £30m for proposed new Moorfields eye health centre

11 July 2019
Source: Moorfields

The joint venture between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and Moorfields Eye Charity proposes to develop a transformative, purpose-built centre for advanced eye health to deliver world-leading eye care for patients, the best education for students, and research for the benefit of the whole population. The government funding comes from Research England’s flagship UK Research

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Moorfields release a new website dedicated to the Oriel project

29 April 2019
Source: Moorfields

Oriel is Moorfields proposal to create a new, purpose built facility that will bring together eye care, research and education for the first time. The website is dedicated to the Oriel project proposal to create a new, purpose-built centre of excellence for eye care, research and education. It is a joint venture between Moorfields Eye Hospital, UCL and Moorfields Eye

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Consultant ophthalmologist Sobha Sivaprasad wins 2019 Nettleship Medal for study highlighting superior alternative to established diabetic retinopathy treatment

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5 April 2019
Source: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) is pleased to announce Sobha Sivaprasad, Consultant Opthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Editor of RCOphth’s scientific journal, Eye, as the winner of the 2019 Nettleship Medal after a decade long hiatus for the award. Mr Edward Nettleship was a renowned ophthalmologist known for his work with hereditary eye diseases. In 1901 a fund was

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UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields: Vacancy: Clinical Research Fellow

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27 February 2019
Source: Women in Vision UK

Position: Clinical Research Fellow, ref. 1794255  Hours: Full time Salary: £35,661 per annum (inclusive of London allowance) Location: London Closing date: 18 March 2019, 23:59 Interview date: tbc About You This is a unique opportunity for either an ophthalmology trainee, fellow, optometrist, orthoptist or nurse, but you have to enjoy writing on genetic eye disease for both lay people and health care professionals

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Moorfields Eye Hospital secures multimillion pound government investment for new hospital project

10 December 2018
Source: Moorfields

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today (Friday 7 December) announced that it has successfully bid for government funding to support Oriel, its exciting proposal to design, build and operate a new, integrated eye care, research and education facility. Moorfields has managed to secure nearly £20 million of funding as part of the Department of Health & Social Care’s major

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BBC News: Artificial intelligence ‘did not miss a single urgent case’

13 August 2018
Source: BBC News

Artificial intelligence can diagnose eye disease as accurately as some leading experts, research suggests. A study by Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and the Google company DeepMind found that a machine could learn to read complex eye scans and detect more than 50 eye conditions. Doctors hope artificial intelligence could soon play a major role in helping to identify patients

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