About The NIHR Moorfields BRCPlease click on the arrow icon [
About The NIHR Moorfields BRC
Our NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology has received a major five year funding award for eye research from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), recognising the world-leading excellence of our partnership. This short video, demonstrating our ability to deliver this research and support research infrastructure across our site, was submitted as part of the 2016 NIHR bid to secure this funding.
Professor Sir Peng Tee Khaw, Moorfields’ Director of Research and Development and Director of the BRC, and Director of the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Professor Andrew Dick:
“We are delighted to once again have been awarded a NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. This substantial investment in eye research will enable us to continue to rapidly develop and deliver life-changing treatments for our patients. With sight loss predicted to double by the year 2050, this vital funding for eye research has never been more important. This award recognises our world-leading excellence in translating basic research through to treatments and improvements for patients.”
Eating for Eye HealthPlease click on the arrow icon [
Eating for Eye Health
“Eating for Eye Health” is a public engagement project initiated by research students and clinicians at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital to raise awareness about nutrition and eye health, particularly for the older generation.
There is evidence that good nutrition can benefit eye health.
Through this project, we aim to explore simple ways of improving nutrition for the older generation, especially involving people who have received a diagnosis of "dry" age-related macular degeneration (AMD) for which there is currently no treatment.
Living With Birdshot UveitisPlease click on the arrow icon [
Living With Birdshot Uveitis
This film includes a series of short interviews with patients discussing what it is like living with the condition, Birdshot Uveitis. This footage was shown to the attendees of the Birdshot Day event in November 2015.