Sarah Mann

"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."