Priorities for eye research
The Sight Loss and Vision Priority Setting Partnership Survey in 2012 asked patients, carers and eye health professionals to identify unanswered questions about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sight loss and eye conditions that they wished to see answered. 2,220 people responded to the survey generating 4,461 questions.
The questions were checked and both duplicates and those not relating to sight loss and vision were removed. Those remaining were then allocated to 12 different eye disease/condition categories and similar submissions were combined.
At workshops held in April and May 2013 the top priorities for each category were agreed. Since then, a significant number of grants aimed at a wide range of priorities have been funded in the UK.