Dr Amit Patel lost his sight very quickly and now lives with hallucinations caused by CBS. Read more
Garden Party at Langford Court on Sunday 30 June 2019 ....
Poetry in Vision is Sue Harrod's humorous and life-affirming poetry collection on coping with poor vision, inspired by her personal experiences of retinal surgery. Read more
Yet only 2% of medical research funding is directed at eye disease, sight loss and blindness Read more
Today 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss and blindness. Every day 250 more people are told that they are losing their sight. That’s one person every six minutes.With your help, we can support more research to find new prevention and treatment methods for eye diseases. Donate
23 - 29 September 2019 is National Eye Health Week. The week will provide plenty of tips on protecting your eye health and how research is helping to combat blindness.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision. Around 600,000 people in the UK currently have sight loss caused by AMD and around 70,000 new cases are diagnosed every year Read more
Cataracts occur when changes in the lens of the eye cause it to become less transparent. This results in cloudy or misty vision. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness globally but can be easily treated. Read more
Glaucoma is the most common cause of sight loss amongst those of working age. Pressure is raised in the eye which damages the optic nerve and increasingly causes sight loss. New treatments, including improved eye drops and surgical techniques to reduce this pressure in the eye are being researched. Read more
There are many easy ways you can raise money to help fund eye disease research. You can take part in an event and ask for sponsorship, or organise your own event. We're here to help with ideas! Read more
As a charity we depend on voluntary gifts such as legacies to fund the vital eye research that will lead to cures and treatments for diseases of the eye and blindness. Please consider leaving a gift in your will to help us combat sight loss. Read more