Ophthalmologist Lola Solebo recognised for study into the management of avoidable childhood blindness

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30 April 2019
Source: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Lola Solebo, NIHR Moorfields BRC and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, has been awarded The Ulverscroft David Owen Prize by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Ulverscroft Foundation for the best piece of research published in paediatric ophthalmology over the past three years. Focusing on congenital and infantile cataract the paper, published in the Lancet, highlights the

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Comment from the Vision UK Research, Cures and Treatments Panel on NIHR’s statement for more opportunities for eye disease patients to participate in NHS trials

3 December 2018
Source: Vision UK

The Vision UK Research, Cures and Treatments Panel have commented on the news from NIHR about eye disease patients having more opportunity than ever to take part in NHS research studies. Joint Chairs of the Vision UK Research, Cures and Treatments Panel, Tina Houlihan, CEO Retina UK and Louise Calland, Government Affairs Manager, Novartis representing Industry Vision Group state: ‘In

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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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70@70: The NIHR Senior Nurse and Midwife Research Leader Programme

13 November 2018
Source: The Department of Health and Social Care

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has recognised the huge, and as yet untapped, potential contribution of senior nurses and midwives to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). In response to this, we are delighted to introduce ‘70@70: The NIHR Senior Nurse and Midwife Research Leader Programme’. The programme is aimed at Senior Nurse/Midwife clinical leaders with

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Vision UK and Fight for Sight: Research Summit: Where Next For Eye Research?

23 October 2017
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight and Vision UK hosted a Research Summit, which brought together influential organisations from the eye health sector. Attendees heard about the latest developments in research and the enormous impact the sector could have on vision loss, if funding into eye research was a priority. The day began with Fight for Sight’s CEO, Michele Acton, opening the summit

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NIHR Signal: Optometrists are cautious, but may be as good as ophthalmologists at monitoring a common cause of blindness

2 September 2016
Source: NIHR

Why was this study needed? Age-related macular degeneration affects more than 600,000 people in the UK and is the leading cause of vision loss. About 10-15% of these people have the wet form of AMD, which untreated can cause vision to deteriorate within days. Treatment involves injection of drugs into the eye to stop the blood vessel growth. However, because

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