Awarded grants

Moorfields Eye Charity supports high quality research which has the potential to greatly improve our understanding of vision and eye disease through to the discovery of improved diagnosis, treatments and cures. 

Learn more about some work recently funded through our competitive funding calls which are considered three times a year.

 

Spring 2016 Meeting

Lead investigator

Project title

Award total

Prof Gary Rubin and Dr Tessa Dekker

Child-friendly, clinically relevant measures of retinal and visual pathway structure and function across the visual system

£100,000

Prof Lyndon da Cruz

SAMBUCA - Study of adjuvant macular buckling for myopic foveoschisis with high axial length

£25,302

Prof Sobha Sivaprasad

A pilot study to investigate the effect of 670nm light on visual function in aging and age related macular degeneration

£58,446

Mr Gordon Plant

Prospective examination of the electrophysiological responses, OCT changes and pulse oximetry in optic neuritis patient with and without Uhthoffas phenomenon

£11,090

Dr Marcus Fruttiger

Histopathology for diabetic retinopathy

£66,186

Dr John Greenwood and Dr Annegret Dahlmann-noor

Visual crowding in congenital nystagmus: a shared basis with amblyopia and unaffected vision?

£100,000

Dr Maryse Bailly and Mr Daniel Ezra

The role of Src family kinases in thyroid eye disease: disease mechanisms and therapeutic potential

£49,000

 

 Autumn 2015 Meeting

Lead investigator

Project title

Award total

Prof Sir Peng Khaw

Developing a safe and effective drug to block the fibrosis gene pathway in the conjunctive

£82,401

Prof John Marshall

Final laser-dose titration data required to enable reinstatement of clinical trials for the 2RT-mediated laser treatment of dry AMD

£46,530

Prof Paul Foster

Realising the potential of the UK biobank research resource

£44,030

Dr Patrick Yu Wai Man

Investigating disease mechanisms in autosomal dominant optic atrophy with retinal ganglion cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells

£109,914

Dr Annegret Dahlmann-Noor

Development of objective and self- or proxy-reported outcome measures for clinical trials in childhood blepharokeratoconjunctivitis – an exploratory observational cohort study

£58,007

Prof Maria Balda

GEF-H1 as a drug target for common diseases involving epithelial degeneration

£84,979

 

Summer 2015 Meeting

Lead investigator

Project title

Award total

Prof James Bainbridge

Macular hole imaging by adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy

£73,297

Dr Simon Fung

Anterior segment imaging in a paediatric setting

£36,146

Dr Naushin Waseem

Functional characterisation of pigment dispersion syndrome associated mutations in obscurin

£20,000

Mr Ananth Viswanathan

Estimating the incidence of significant visual acuity loss (wipeout) following cataract surgery in patients with glaucoma: a BOSU surveillance study

£13,626

Prof John Greenwood

Investigating the therapeutic potential of targeting LRG1 (leucine-rich alpha-2-glycoprotein-1) in ocular neovascular conditions.

£58,738

Prof Robin Ali

Acquisition of a Vi-Cell XR viability cell analyser for Institute of Ophthalmology’s FACS facility

£42,895

Prof Mike Cheetham

Airy scan super high resolution microscopy

£85,696

Dr Annegret Dahlmann-Noor

The psychological profile of children and young people with medically unexplained visual loss

£26,627

Prof James Bainbridge

Gene therapy vector for children with inherited retinal disease (LCA4)

£300,075

Dr Daniel Gore

A prediction probability model for progression in keratoconus

£5,623