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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Public Health England Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) eye health indicator, April 2016 – March 2017 CVI data published on 1 May 2018

20 August 2018
Source: Certifications (CVIs) Office

Public Health England Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) eye health indicator, April 2016 – March 2017 CVI data was published on 1 May 2018 https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/public-health-outcomes-framework/data#gid/1000044/pat/6/ati/102/page/0/nn//par/E12000004/are/E06000015 The CVI office aims to respond on all CVI related enquiries and requests to the CVI data which are not in the public domain as well as ecvi website (“Electronic news from the Certifications (CVIs)

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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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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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Acid attack victim may regain sight after stem cell operation 24 years after being blinded by thugs

19 June 2018
Source: Evening Standard/Moorfields Eye Hospital

The victim of an agonising corrosive attack has been given hope his sight can be restored after 24 years, thanks to a stem cell procedure at a pioneering London hospital. James O’Brien was 18 when he had ammonia sprayed in his face, blinding him in the right eye. Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital have learned how to take stem cells

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UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital launch design competition for new joint facility

8 June 2018
Source: Moorfields eye Hospital

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on behalf of UCL, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Moorfields Eye Charity have today launched a competition calling for multi-disciplinary design teams for a new joint eye care, research and education facility. It is proposed that all services provided at Moorfields Eye Hospital on City Road and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

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Moorfields: Governor Elections

29 January 2018
Source: Moorfields

Governors play an important role in supporting the hospital and it is vital that they have candidates with a keen interest in the trust to apply. From January 2018, Moorfields will be beginning their elections to appoint seven governors. They have vacancies for public, patient and staff governors. If you have an interest in shaping Moorfields services for the benefit

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Moorfields: Invitation to individuals who have Usher syndrome or Choroideremia to take part in a short discussion about a new research study

25 September 2017
Source: Moorfields

Moorfileds would like to invite individuals who have Usher syndrome or Choroideremia to take part in a short discussion about a new research study we are currently planning. The study aims to see if an already licensed and NICE approved drug called Ataluren can slow the progression of loss of sight in people who have “nonsense” mutations. The drug acts

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Moorfields announces research partnership

7 July 2016
Source: Moorfields

Moorfields are excited to announce a new medical research partnership with DeepMind Health that could revolutionise the way professionals carry out eye tests and lead to earlier detection of common eye diseases. Two million people are living with sight loss in the UK, of whom around 360,000 are registered as blind or partially sighted. At the moment, eye health professionals

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