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Why Research Matters

Research provides the evidence needed by the public, patients, clinicians and policy makers for innovation, decision-making and quality improvement in health care.

Research in ophthalmology and visual sciences improves the health, well-being and the wealth of people and societies by providing the knowledge and understanding that is required to inform. Key research areas include:

  • Prevention of eye/vision conditions
  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye/vision conditions
  • Organisation and delivery of health and social care services for people with eye/vision conditions
  • Organisation and delivery of services to minimise the broader impact of eye/vision conditions and support people with visual disability
  • Promotion of visual health, vision related quality of life and well being

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