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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Longitudinal Transition Study results published. Funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust

9 November 2018
Source: University of Birmingham/Thomas Pocklington Trust

The University of Birmingham have published the results of a Longitudinal Transition Study, funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, following the experiences of young people with vision impairment from secondary school into further education and employment. Findings from the study show that whilst participants are inching closer to the labour market, common challenges were identified: •Just over a fifth (21 per

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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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LSHTM to lead vital research into severe corneal infections in low and middle-income countries

6 September 2018
Source: LSHTM

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has been awarded more than £3m by the Wellcome Trust for new research into severe corneal infections in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The work will be conducted by LSHTM’s International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), led by Professor Matthew Burton. Over a five-year period, the funding will allow an international

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The College of Optometrists and IGA research grant 2018

9 August 2018
Source: International Glaucoma Association

Closing date 5 October 2018   The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) is pleased to announce a grants programme in collaboration with The College of Optometrists and is pleased to offer Research Awards up to the value of £25,000 in 2018. 1. The awards are normally awarded annually. 2. Grants must be taken up within 9 months, unless the grantee makes

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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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Nystagmus Network: Nystagmus research – a progress report

13 July 2018
Source: Nystagmus Network

The Nystagmus Network is funding equipment and testing to underpin nystagmus research taking place at Cardiff University School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, in collaboration with the genetics research team at the University of Southampton. On behalf of the Cardiff team, Nikita Thomas reports: “Our study attempts to investigate how visual function in Idiopathic Nystagmus is related to the formation

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

24 June 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Eye research charity Fight for Sight has today announced funding for a research project that could help see an end to eye injections for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The charity, which has made the announcement at the start of Macular Week 2018, will be funding researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol to develop medicines that

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UCL Psychology and Language Sciences: Understanding wayfinding experiences of blind and partially sighted individuals in open spaces

11 June 2018
Source: UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Maryam Bandukda, a PhD student at University College London is researching the area of wayfinding and open space navigation for people with visual impairments. She is looking for people aged 18 and above to complete a survey questionnaire. The questionnaire aims at gathering some initial information about potential participants in the research and asks for contact details should they be

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Macular Society: Applications for research grants now open

4 April 2018
Source: The Macular Society

The Macular Society’s 2019 grants round is now open for preliminary applications for research grants and PhD studentships. The Macular Society has an annual grant application round for research grants and PhD studentships. The Society will consider applications for clinical or laboratory-based research projects aimed at improving the treatment or quality of life of patients with macular disease. Projects must

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