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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National Eye Research Centre welcomes new Chief Executive

In October, we were sad to say farewell to our Chief Executive, Mike Daw, who led the charity for the last six years. Mike built strong foundations for the National Eye Research Centre which will enable the charity to grow in the years to come under the leadership of his successor, Laura Serratrice.

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Author: Sheryn Wembridge

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.

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Author: Mike Daw

Target amount: £70,000.00

Amount raised: £695.00

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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

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Author: Mike Daw

Latest news

  • National Eye Research Centre welcomes new Chief Executive

    In October, we were sad to say farewell to our Chief Executive, Mike Daw, who led the charity for the last six years. Mike built strong foundations for the National Eye Research Centre which will enable the charity to grow in the years to come under the leadership of his successor, Laura Serratrice. Read more

  • Generous donation from St Stephen's Ladies Group

    We are delighted to have been chosen as the charity of the year of St Stephen's Ladies Group and to have received their wonderful donation to our cause Read more

  • Garden Party a great success

    National Eye Research Centre's 2018 Garden Party hailed a great success Read more

Latest events

  • 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