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.
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.
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