• Funding postdoctoral scientists

    Funding postdoctoral scientists

  • Supporting research into acute bilateral cataracts

    Supporting research into acute bilateral cataracts in children

  • Fundraising trek for children's eye research

    Fundraising trek for children's eye research

  • Some members of our vision science research team

    Gift of Sight supports students, technicians and provides equipment for use in research studies.

  • Ophthalmology Clinical Research team with Hospital Heroes award

    Supporting the clinical trials teams

  • Viewing eyes through a slit lamp gives initial diagnosis

    Funding world-class vision research

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Finding cures for blinding eye diseases

The University of Southampton Gift of Sight Appeal (Exempt Charity No. X19140) was established with the aim of funding world-class research into the prevention and treatment of blindness. 

Your generous philanthropic gifts, including Legacies, Direct Debits, one-off gifts and memory donations help our scientists investigate the causes of blinding eye diseases. Conditions include age-related macular degeneration, nystagmus, albinism, RP, Sorsby, Stargardt and corneal conditions.


Please view our latest Newsletter

Please watch our May 2021 'Beating Blindness' Lecture on YouTube

Raising awareness of the lack of funding for eye research.
Please watch our video interviewing an AMD patient and Professor Lotery  here 

Grateful thanks to Russell Tribe, a patient who has 'wet' age-related macular degeneration for helping ur scientists put together a document to highlight the lack of funding into eye disease. Thanks to Prof Lotery for his interviews too!


The aims of the vision research group are as follows:

  • To perform world class research to create better treatments and thus prevent blindness

  • To achieve this by attracting sufficient funding to allow the research to proceed quickly

  • To train the next generation of academic ophthalmologists and visual scientists

  • To disseminate our research findings in leading research journals

  • To work as a team to achieve these goals

Appeal by Professor Andrew Lotery

If you would like to donate to help our work please see our page on 'How you can help'

Support us

Your donations will help us to support research into eye problems which affect all age ranges.

Eye conditions

Many patients attend clinics for regular examinations to identify whether or not treatment is necessary.