Based in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, St Paul’s Eye Unit provide a world renowned ophthalmic service, dealing with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the eye and visual system, not only to the community of Liverpool, but to regional, national and international referrals.
Their team of specialist ophthalmologists have expertise in a wide range of eye conditions, and are supported by a team of nurses, technicians and administrators.
St Paul's Eye Unit works closely with the Department of Eye and Vision Science at the University of Liverpool and is a centre of excellence for both care and education from their a long tradition of research-based care.
Much of the research undertaken at St Paul’s is based in the Clinical Eye Research Centre, a patient-focused research facility. From our funding, the Clinical Eye Research Centre has been at the forefront of many major advances, from the first photo dynamic testing, to modern treatments for Age-related Macular Degeneration.
We work closely with the Department of Eye and Vision Science in the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease at the University of Liverpool.
Using world-class research, the department works to improve the quality of life of millions of people on an international scale. Scientists, engineers and clinicians work from bench to bedside to uncover how basic mechanisms, processes and structures relate to vision and how they are affected by ageing and disease. This work is having life-changing results for patients of all ages, all around the world.
The cutting-edge facilities in a state-of-the-art hub, clinical and non-clinical scientists, many of whom have been supported from our funding, carry out world-leading research. Ideas are tested in the University and later undergo clinical trialling just across the road in St Paul’s
"Since 1992 the Foundation’s support has helped us to develop an internationally renowned research team here in Liverpool. Our scientists are developing exciting new research concepts, all focused on preventing and treating vision loss, which we then test in St Paul’s. Without the Foundation we wouldn’t have developed the innovative research ideas that have and will transform the lives of people with sight-threatening conditions."