• 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

  • A sponsored parachute jump to raise funds

     Fundraising to support vision science research

  • A PhD student examines stem cells through a microscope

     Funding PhD studentships

  • The culture supporting growth of stem cells is being renewed

     Supporting salaries and laboratory consumables

  • A baby has an eye exmination in Southampton Eye Unit

    Disease affects babies and young children

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Finding cures for blinding eye diseases

The Gift of Sight Appeal was established with the aim of funding world-class research into the prevention and treatment of blindness. 

The Gift of Sight research team is dedicated to furthering the understanding of the causes of blinding eye diseases and working towards potential treatments and therapies.

Please view our latest Newsletter

Southampton experts to trial 'instant'.  Congratulations to all involved in this vital work.

Please read the press release here.

Thank you to those of you who voted for Gift of Sight to receive funding from the Province of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Freemasons.  Your help has achieved £6000 to help children's eye research.


With your support we aim to ensure vision into the future for those who are suffering today. Details of our most recent research papers

can be found here.


If you have been diagnosed with eye disease and are likely to be making more visits to Southampton Eye Unit you may

find our video interesting.


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