Only more research will stop people going blind!

Two million people in the UK are currently living with a significant degree of sight loss. Yet only 2% of all medical research is directed at eye disease. Without more investment in research the number of people with significant sight loss is predicted to double to four million by 2050. Please help us combat blindness now.

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2019 Grant Call Now Open

We are delighted that our 2019 grant call is open for research projects which will seek new treatments to combat sight loss


Author: Mike Daw

Towards New Treatments Appeal

Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy are two leading causes of sight loss, both of which currently have no cure. Please support our appeal to raise £70,000 for new research to be conducted at Cardiff University to develop new treatments to combat these leading causes of sight loss. It builds on recent work to block a membrane receptor called P2X7 which reduces the speed with which disease progresses in the eye.


Author: Mike Daw

Target amount: £70,000.00

Amount raised: £675.00


Poetry in Vision - Available to purchase now

Poetry in Vision is a book of poems inspired through Sue's personal experiences of retinal surgery. Using humour and emotion to provide an insight into coping with poor vision, Sue Harrod tells her story. The book is available to purchase online here with all proceeds donated to National Eye Research Centre


Author: Mike Daw

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  • National Eye Health Week 2018

    This year's National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place from 24 to 30 September 2018, promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. Read more