Head of School contributes to leading report into public eye health
22 August 2018
Marcela Votruba, Head of the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, has contributed to a leading UK report which aims to drive eye health up the public health agenda by highlighting the great potential of further eye research and the critical need for greater investment in it.
The report entitled ‘Eye Research – an equal partner’, was led by the vision research enterprise Vision Bridge and points to the vital link between laboratory work and positive clinical outcomes. It not only makes the case for eye research as a major stakeholder and key influencer in the provision of quality eye care, but also justifies the position of eye research as an equal partner in delivering an improved quality of life for the visually impaired.
Contributors to this report, including Marcela, make the point that eye research continues to deliver improvements in the areas of prediction, detection, diagnosis and prognosis, but also agree that further investment in future research is needed to improve the lives of people affected by sight loss.
“I was delighted to be asked to contribute to such an important report”, explained Marcela, “Vision Bridge are a key organisation in raising awareness and understanding of sight loss across the UK and I hope the combined effort of the vision researchers involved in the report push the critical issue of sight loss further up the agenda for the UK public."