RESEARCH DEPARTMENT



Moorfields Eye Hospital & the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology



The research mission of Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology is to execute the best fundamental and clinical research for the benefit of those with or at risk of eye and related systemic disease. With some 50 professors and principal investigators and a huge and diverse patient population, this partnership is the largest and most academically productive site for eye research and clinical care in the world and the only UK site ranked number 1 in any medical field. The joint research portfolio includes 264 open projects.

Together they have delivered some of the most important breakthroughs and discoveries in ophthalmology. These include the development of the world's first gene therapy for inherited eye disease, novel surgical techniques and anti-scarring treatments for glaucoma surgery, and the development of treatments for age-related macular degeneration using stem cell technology.

In recognition of their excellence in translational research, the site was selected to be one of only eleven Biomedical Research Centres in the UK by the National Institute for Health Research. Research into children's eye disorders was a major component of their research application and forms one of the key themes of the BRC.

Together we publish more papers on eye and vision research than any other equivalent organisation or partnership in the world. In 2011, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology received the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Award for excellence in research - the highest honour for a UK Higher Education institution.

Moorfields treats a significant number of patients in the UK and from the Middle East which was the rationale behind the opening of Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai in July 2007. By establishing a branch in Dubai, the hospital is able to offer its services locally. This new branch of Moorfields offers a wide range of ophthalmic services to patients in the Middle East and beyond. It also works in conjunction with local partners as well as with Moorfields in London, to contribute to research and teaching in the region.

The children's service



The Richard Desmond Children's Eye Centre opened in 2007 following a successful £15.5m fundraising campaign and is the largest hospital anywhere in the world solely dedicated to the prevention treatment and cure of children's eye disease. For some families who visit Moorfields, it is the last port of call in their efforts to save their child's sight. In certain specialties, Moorfields offers hope of successful treatment that is simply not available anywhere else. As well as serving the needs of the local community, Moorfields treats children from every part of the UK and from most countries in the world.






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SUNRISE K FOUNDATION 2013

Raising awareness about childhood glaucoma. Sunrise K' Foundation – a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness about childhood glaucoma, one of the leading causes of childhood blindness. Working with Moorfields Eye Charity – the charity that supports London’s acclaimed Moorfields Eye Hospital - and world-renowned glaucoma expert Professor Sir Peng Tee Khaw, the Sunrise K' Foundation's mission is to support research dedicated to finding a cure for this debilitating disease.

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