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Ocular Diseases

  • CalendarAvailable on request
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This activity shows the effects of living with different eye conditions.

Students are shown a variety of special simulation glasses that simulate eye diseases and visual impairments. Each pair of glasses reflects a different eye disease or impairment, like glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration, to name a few.

The student can therefore experience first-hand the impact these common conditions have on sight.

Students are also informed on what scientists are doing to combat these diseases.

About the organiser

This activity is organised by Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair. Contact Amy Smith at or +44 (0)29 2087 0129 for more details.

How to book

We can run this activity as requested by Cardiff University colleagues or at Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair events. Please email us to make a request.

TicketThis activity is free

  • Various venues as requested.


  • TickKey stage five - ages 16-18, years 12-13

Curriculum themes

  • TickScience and technology

Activity type

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  • TickEngagement with our research
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