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Funding tomorrow's eye researchers

We aim to raise £70,000 to fund a PhD student through their three year study to discover and pull through the next generation of sight-saving treatments. This will not only help build our future research base but will also be the start of a satisfying career in ophthalmology for one of our brightest talents and the potential of hope for that ever-increasing number of people facing the terrifying prospect of sight loss. Read more


Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. 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

Age-related Macular Degeneration

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

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness amongst working age people in the UK (around 750,000 people in the UK display some symptoms of diabetic retinopathy) and we urgently need to find more effective treatments for this debilitating condition. Read more

Eye research

Two million people in the UK are living with significant sight loss yet only 2% of all medical research funding is directed at eye disease. We need your help to find new treatments to combat eye disease, sight loss and blindness. Please give now. Read more


Uveitis is an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, called the uvea or uveal tract. It may sometimes be caused by ocular sarcoidosis. Uveitis usually affects people aged 20 to 59, but it can also occur in children. Uveitis is the cause of around 15% of blindness in the UK and a leading cause of blindness in the working age population. Read more

Rare Eye Diseases

Rare eye diseases such as birdshot uveitis, acanthamoeba keratitis, leber hereditary optic neuropathy, blepharospasm and Stargardt disease only affect around five people in every 10,000 but their impact is significant. Read more

Children's Eye Diseases

Sight loss is often associated with old age but children's eye diseases are common and, if left untreated, can damage educational potential and lead to lifelong visual impairment. More research is needed to treat the causes of sight loss in children and young adults. Read more

Remember a loved one

Making a gift In Memory of a loved one is a lasting way to celebrate their life and let their memory live on. Gifts left In Memory to National Eye Research Centre will continue to help others by funding further research to find new and better treatments for all eye diseases. Read more