Diabetes is the commonest cause of blindness in
young adults. The aim of the diabetes research
theme is to protect people from loss of vision by
improving the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic
retinal disease. We have a broad strategy that
integrates distinct but complementary
programmes of research to translate progress in
scientific research into effective new interventions.
These research programmes include the
development of highly sensitive diagnostic
imaging techniques and powerful new therapies.
At Moorfields and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology we are committed to addressing
visual loss in diabetes in accordance with the St Vincent Declaration (a set of goals for the medical
care of people with diabetes published following an international conference in 1989) to enable people
with the condition to lead independent lives of high quality.