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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Inherited Retinal Dystrophies Appeal

Two million people worldwide suffer from Inherited retinal diseases (IRDs), of which Retinitis Pigmentosa is the most common. Collectively, they are the major cause of inherited sight loss, ultimately often leading to total blindness and with profound impacts on patients, their families and society.


Author: Anthony McHugh

Target amount: £2,147,483,647.00

Amount raised: £14,911.30


Latest news

  • World Sight Day

    World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2017 is on 12 October 2017. Chief Executive of National Eye Research Centre has been giving radio interviews on the need for more investment in eye research to combat blindness. Read more

  • Sarah does a skydive in support of eye research

    Sarah Johnson is jumping out of a plane on 11 November in support of National Eye Research Centre Read more

  • 2018 Grant Call

    We have opened our 2018 grant round for major grants and PhD studentships in eye research Read more

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    English National Ballet's production of Nureyev's 'Romeo & Juliet' with score by Prokofiev. 23 November 2017 at the Bristol Hippodrome with optional pre-performance supper at Hotel du Vin 'POWERFULLY ATMOSPHERIC' - The Observer Read more