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Author: James Lind Alliance
Published on 28 June 2012 11:00 AM

Two million people in the UK live with sight loss or eye conditions. Despite active research, many questions about diagnosis, prevention and treatment remain unanswered. More research is needed, but research funds are limited.

For the first time ever, people with eye conditions, carers and eye health professionals are invited to take part in a UK-wide survey to find out what unanswered questions about diagnosis, prevention and treatment of sight loss and eye conditions they would like research to answer. The results will be used to identify priorities for eye research. The priorities will be shared with interested organisations so that, in future, research can focus on those areas.

This initiative is led by charities and professional bodies interested in eye health and research. It’s overseen by the James Lind Alliance. Age NI supports it because so many people with eyesight problems are older people and it’s a unique opportunity for you to have your say in the future of eye research.

Please take part in the survey if you:

  • have sight loss or an eye condition
  • care for someone who has sight loss or an eye condition
  • are an eye health professional

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and must be submitted by 31 July 2012.

To answer the survey questions by phone or ask for the survey in an alternative format, call 020 7264 3900.

For more information, or to complete the survey online visit:

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575