Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is the second largest Eye Hospital in the UK and benefits both from being part of a major teaching hospital and from its strong ties to The University of Manchester.

Staff at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital are engaged in a broad research field, from laboratory studies, through original development in new technology, diagnostics and treatments to a role in global clinical trials on new treatments for ocular disease. There is a particularly strong ophthalmic genetics unit, longstanding research into vitreous biochemistry and there are particular strengths in glaucoma research, all facilitated by close links to the University of Manchester. In addition to developing new technologies, the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital has a strong background in assessing the latest global devices that have been unleashed into the world of ophthalmology. Clinical research is performed to a high standard by consultants in several specialities and by allied health professionals including optometry, vision science and orthoptics. The Department of Eye Research currently supports over 15 open portfolio studies and therefore is rich in depth, breadth and quality of output, and has won recent awards for the most rapidly expanding research portfolio across all medical and surgical sub-specialities across Greater Manchester.

Watch Michele, a Greater Manchester glaucoma patient, talk about her experience of taking part in research at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital