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Research Hub

Glaucoma is one of the most complex eye diseases. The exact causes are still unknown, and there is currently no cure. We are working tirelessly to support UK researchers to shed light on early diagnosis, care and treatment that will help everyone living with glaucoma.

In this Research Hub you’ll find news of the the funding we provide and how to apply, details of Glaucoma UK’s Chair of Glaucoma & Allied Studies, the projects we’ve funded, and how you can get involved.

Research grants

It’s only thanks to the kindness of our supporters that we’re able to fund research that touches the lives of thousands of people living with glaucoma.

We operate response-mode research funding with an annual awards cycle open to ophthalmologists, optometrists and orthoptists, nurses and allied healthcare professionals. And in 2020 we are delighted to be funding our first 3-year PhD award. Find out more about our funding and how to apply for a research grant.

Our research strategy

Glaucoma UK operates response mode funding and has an annual grants round inviting applications for funding. We will consider applications for clinical and laboratory-based research projects into the causes and prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma or improving the quality of life of people of all ages living with glaucoma and allied conditions.

Glaucoma UK Professor

We are privileged to support Professor David (Ted) Garway-Heath in his role as Glaucoma UK Chair of Ophthalmology for Glaucoma and Allied Studies.

Prof Garway-Heath is based at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in London. In addition to his clinical work, his research focuses on the development and evaluation of techniques for effective diagnosis, monitoring and management of glaucoma, the identification of risk factors for glaucoma progression, and decision-support systems for healthcare delivery services. In the last five years Prof Garway-Heath has attracted research funding of  over £4 million, and is the author of around 200 peer-reviewed publications. He is also active in mentoring and supporting the next generation of glaucoma clinicians and is passionate about championing the patient voice. We are proud to support him.

Click here for details of the other ways we use our research funding, or learn more about how to get involved in research trials here.

Our research grants are only made possible by the generosity of donors who left us gifts in their Wills and who gave to Glaucoma UK appeals. We are tremendously grateful to them all.

Research we’ve funded

Glaucoma UK are proud to fund medical research into the causes,  detection and treatment of glaucoma. We have helped fund new developments in areas like stem cell treatment and technologies that improve the quality of life of people of all ages living with glaucoma.