A poster promoting participation in the University of Sheffield interview research on paediatric services.

New low vision study calls for participants

Are you aged between 16 and 25?
Have you accessed UK-based eye clinic and low vision services as a child or young adult?
If so, a team at the University of Sheffield would like to invite you to take part in a research project.
They want to understand the impact of paediatric low vision clinical services from the patient’s point of
view. You can talk about your experiences in a Google Meet interview.
The research team is based at the Division of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics, University of Sheffield.

For more details, contact Asmaa Elgohary by email at [email protected]
or follow this link

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Could you help shape the direction of eye research in the UK?

Eye Research Priority Survey

Your input is needed into a new survey designed to refresh the James Lind Alliance Sight Loss and Vision research priorities* that were first published in 2013.

Despite on-going eye research taking place across the world, there are still many questions about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sight loss and eye conditions that remain unanswered. Funding for research is limited, so it is important for research funders to understand the unanswered questions of greatest importance to patients, relatives, carers and eye health professionals so that future research can be targeted accordingly. Knowledge from having experienced your own eye health care, or the eye health care of others, is of great value to researchers. The survey feedback will inform the final “Top 10” updated priorities across different eye subspecialties.

The Nystagmus Network is keen to see Paediatric Ophthalmology and Neuro ophthalmology prioritised.

The survey can be accessed via the QR code below, using a Smartphone or other device which connects to the internet:

Or click here to take the survey