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


Please read our latest Newsletter  


Professor Andrew Lotery and his vision research team would like to share our sadness at the recent death of Lord Sandberg who was a Patron of Gift of Sight for many years.  HIs tremendous support in the early days of research being undertaken in the University of Southampton paved the way for our current team.

Our condolences have been sent to his family who are in our thoughts at this very sad time.


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


Gift of Sight needs your votes to receive £25,000 from the Province of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Freemasons

We have received many generous donations from local Freemasonry groups and have been chosen as one of eight charities in the above Province to receive funding as part of Freemasonry's 300th anniversary celebrations.  Each of the nominated charities will receive a grant but the public vote will determine how much they receive, ranging from £4,000 to £25,000.  Voting will open from the 12 June 2017 until the 31 July 2017. and we would be extremely grateful for all the support you can give us.  Please remember that every single vote counts.

Children's eye research will benefit from this generous support.  One in four patients seen in Southampton Eye Unit are under 16 years of age.  We are delighted to help fund research which will identify vision problems and hopefully treat patients at an earlier stage of their development.  Childrens sight develops over the first few years of life so early diagnosis and treatment is vital to achieve the best outcome.   Please support us (from 12 June)  by visiting the Masonic Charitable Foundation website to register your vote for Gift of Sight.

Thank you.


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.