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Eye disease patients have more opportunity than ever to take part in NHS research studies

76 per cent of hospitals in England now offer patients the opportunity to take part in eye disease studies 15,500 patients per year offered innovative treatments Ophthalmology community ‘punching above its weight’ in world of research Long-term strategy is ‘crucial’ to transforming treatment and ‘ease burden on the NHS’ A new report published today highlights

Artificial intelligence as good as experts at detecting eye diseases

This week news surfaced of an artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, DeepMind Health and University College London (UCL) Institute of Ophthalmology, which can recommend the correct referral decision for over 50 eye diseases. The AI system can recommend the correct referral decision with 94% accuracy, which

Ophthalmology research infrastructure in NHS hospitals

A research study that takes place at a NHS hospital requires a clinician (this may be an ophthalmologist, an optometrist or a specialist nurse) to take responsibility for the study at that site. This clinician is known as the Principal Investigator (PI). The clinician who takes full responsibility for the study itself (which may be

The NIHR Ophthalmology Specialty Group

England is divided into 15 Local Clinical Research Networks (LRNs or LCRNs), each of which is led by a Regional Ophthalmology Specialty Group Lead (OSGs). Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales also are represented on the Specialty Group. These 18 consultant ophthalmologists have a passion for bringing clinical research opportunities to patients, with an in-depth understanding of how

The NIHR Ophthalmology Clinical Research Network

Research in the UK is the front line of innovation and maintaining quality of care for patients and benefits society as a whole. The UK  Ophthalmology Clinical Research Network aims to bring together patients, clinicians, healthcare professionals and the wider eye care sector both nationally and internationally, providing information and guidance on the incredible work undertaken in