31 January 2017
The RNIB have updated some key local authority datasets in the January version of the Sight Loss Data Tool v3.3. This is the third update to version 3 of the tool which ensures all data is accurate and up to date. These updates include: Numbers and rates of NHS sight tests for 2015/16; Opthalmology appointment data for 2015/16; Updated ECLO location data for hospitals and
Read more RNIB: New January update to the Sight Loss Data Tool v3.3
25 January 2017
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust
The cost of everyday living for a severely sight impaired person of pension age is a hefty 73% more than for a pensioner who is not visually impaired, a new study finds.
Read more Cost of Living for People with Sight Loss Increases Significantly with Severity and Age
23 November 2016
Source: Fight for Sight
Location: London E1 Salary: £29,000-31,000 Reporting to: Director of Research Contract type: 12 months, full time (35 hours per week) Pension: Non-contributory (currently 10%) Holiday: 25 days p/a + Bank Holidays Fight for Sight is the UK’s leading charity funding pioneering research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease. Its vision is a future everyone can see.
Read more Fight for Sight Vacancy: Research Information Officer
18 October 2016
The RNIB have released some substantial updates to the October version of the Sight Loss Data Tool v3.2 for the keen data users amongst you to get stuck into. This is the second update to version 3 of the tool which ensures all data is accurate and up to date. Some of the new datasets include: living with sight loss data estimates for 2016 based on revised
Read more RNIB release New October update to the Sight Loss Data Tool v3.2
29 July 2016
Source: General Optical Council
Council was presented with findings from the GOC’s second public perceptions survey, which showed that people in the devolved nations of the UK were more likely to visit an optician if they had an acute eye problem than those in England.
Read more General Optical Council: Public perceptions research
7 July 2016
Moorfields are excited to announce a new medical research partnership with DeepMind Health that could revolutionise the way professionals carry out eye tests and lead to earlier detection of common eye diseases. Two million people are living with sight loss in the UK, of whom around 360,000 are registered as blind or partially sighted. At the moment, eye health professionals
Read more Moorfields announces research partnership
5 May 2016
Source: Fight for Sight
We’re looking for patients, relatives and carers of people with corneal conditions to join a 2-hour focus group in London on 27 May.
Read more Fight for Sight: Help us review up-and-coming treatments for corneal disorders
5 May 2016
Source: Loughborough University
Thomas Pocklington Trust have commissioned Loughborough University to find out about the financial costs that sight loss brings to a household.
Read more Thomas Pocklington Trust: Research on the costs of living with vision impairment
4 May 2016
Source: All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia
All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia’s inquiry into dementia and comorbidities. The final report ‘Dementia rarely travels alone: Living with dementia and other conditions’ was launched in parliament last week, can be downloaded here: APPG on Dementia and Co-morbidities report This inquiry has brought to light the scale of difficulty faced by people living with dementia and other health conditions. Despite
Read more APPG on Dementia report – ‘Dementia rarely travels alone: Living with dementia and other conditions’
6 April 2016
Source: Macular Society
There are many clinical trials and research studies looking at new treatments and ultimately trying to find a cure for macular disease. The Macular Society are often approached to help find people to participate in clinical trials and research studies. Involvement can range from providing feedback on new developments, to undergoing treatment as part of a trial. The Macular
Read more Macular Society: Research trials – participant sign up