When the Ulverscroft Foundation was formed, ophthalmic research had been carried out in a small number of University medical schools in the United Kingdom. It was recognised that if more research centres were funded, with specialised areas of expertise, then more eye diseases could be studied and the findings used to help people with eye diseases.
The Ulverscroft Foundation funds University Departments of Ophthalmology where teaching and research is carried out, and Ophthalmologist to Chair and head the Departments.
Groundbreaking research into eye diseases and treatment is carried out in universities and the techniques and treatments learned are used world-wide. The Ulverscroft Foundation is currently commited to supporting the work of the Ulverscroft Vision Research Group until 2017.
The Ulverscroft Vision Research Group http://www.ucl.ac.uk/uvrg is based at the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.
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