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Read the latest news from our vision science laboratories and related clinical matters.


Please read our latest Newsletter  

A recent press release from the University of Southampton regarding a new test for sight-threatening eye infections.  Please read the details here

We were sorry to learn of the sad news of the death of Mr William (Bill) Organ, who was Chairman of the Gift of Sight Advisory Board for many years, following a short illness.  Bill very much 'led from the front' and attended many of our fundraising events.

Our condolences have been sent to his wife Joy and his family, who are very much in our thoughts.


Thanks to oiiocare for supporting Gift of Sight for a month.  For details please see our 'Support us' page.


Grateful thanks to those of you who kindly voted for Gift of Sight following the recent public call for help.  Voting has now closed.  Each of the nominated charities will receive a grant but your vote will determine how much we receive and this can be from £4,000 to £25,000.  

Children's eye research will benefit from this generous support and we shall, of course, let you know the result when it is received. 


Professor Andrew Lotery - press release 19 April 2017

Southampton researchers use heart drug to treat eye disease in groundbreaking study.


Congratulations to Professor Andrew Lotery and everyone in the clinical research teams

on being selected as runners up for 'research team of the year' by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Hospital Heroes Awards.

Professor Lotery also won the 'Clinical impact through research' award for delivering a research study which has led to a change in clinical practice locally. 27.03.20

Some of the Ophthalmology clinical research team


Community Support

Patients who attend Southampton Eye Unit are drawn from the whole of Hampshire and community support is very much appreciated.
Please visit our 'Events' page to see how you may be able to help us.


Would you like to help us? Can I come and speak to your Group or Club?

If you would like to become involved or simply want to find out more please make contact or telephone Ailsa Walter on 02380 599073.