"I’ve many reasons to be grateful to Moorfields. When I was 24 I had a shuttlecock smashed into my eye during a badminton match. I didn’t know it at the time but my lens had been damaged and years later Moorfields treated me for the cataract that had developed. I suffered some complications but Moorfields encouraged me through them and dealt with them all using their extraordinary, high-tech equipment. Now I’m back at Moorfields on a regular basis receiving treatment for wet macular degeneration. I’ve been fortunate enough to see a marked improvement in my sight, so once again I’m hugely grateful to Moorfields and their groundbreaking work. It’s only a few years ago that there was no effective treatment for this condition.
“So, when on a visit to the retinal therapy clinic a few weeks ago a volunteer handed me a leaflet about the Eye to Eye walk, I had no hesitation in signing up for the 14 miles. I love walking and cycling and it’s a great chance to give something back. I’m proud and thankful to be able to support the hospital’s research work, bringing light and hope to people whose sight is at risk."