National Eye Research Centre is delighted to be the nominated charity partner for the Big Blind Walk in 2018, when Julian Jackson, founder and director of the social enterprise VisionBridge, will walk almost 1,000 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats during an eight week epic journey. Read more
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. Read more
If you would like to donate to fund research to find new treatments for a specific eye disease or group of eye diseases please select from one of the appeals below. Your donation will be restricted to research projects dedicated to finding new treatments for that eye disease or group of diseases.
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world. Around 600,000 people in the UK currently have sight loss caused by AMD and 70,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. 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