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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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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Fight for Sight/UCL Institute of Ophthalmology: Innovative therapy could treat patients with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy

9 March 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

A proof-of-concept study carried out at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology with funding from Fight for Sight has highlighted the potential of a targeted antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) therapy to treat Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy patients with a mutation in the TCF4 gene. Results from the study are published this week in The American Journal of Human Genetics. Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy

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