Eye-YPAG

Eye Ypag LogoEye-YPAG is a young persons’ advisory group for eye and vision research which had their first meeting on 2nd March 2019.

The group meets in London at or near Moorfields Eye Hospital 3-4 times a year on a Saturday to:

  • Learn about research
  • Work with researchers exploring eye conditions and treatments
  • Make sure information about research is children and young people friendly
  • Share ideas on what should be researched and how.

Eye-YPAG is funded by Moorfields Eye Charity, National Institute for Health Research Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre and Santen, a pharmaceutical company.

Who we are

The group has 16 members aged 8-16 years. All the young people involved have experience of eye problems and treatment and/or have taken part in clinical trials or other research.

Group members said they got involved to:

  • Find out more about eyes and eye problems
  • Learn more about research and science
  • Help research and work with researchers
  • Get involved in something that that would help me and other children and young people
  • Meet other young people and find out about their eye problems
  • Have fun!

Eye YPAG group photo

Read the news item on the Moorfields website about our first meeting.

Get in touch

Louce-Mai Brady

Louca-Mai Brady: louca-mai.brady@nihr.ac.uk

Jacqueline (Jacq) Miller: Jacqueline.miller8@nhs.net

Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre

Moorfields Eye Hospital

162 City Road

London EC1V 2PD

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eyePATCH adventures: eyeYPAG’s March 2021 meeting by Berkley

We started this eyeYPAG meeting with a scavenger hunt! Then Jacq showed us all the final version of our group shared agreements, with a new border designed by Niamh and Orla. You can see the video and read more about them here: https://generationr.org.uk/eyeypag_shared-agreements/. We agreed that we would play the video at the start of […]

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Jan 21 eyeYPAG meeting by Eleri

Hi and welcome to the next blog for eyeYPAG. We had our 11th meeting, and our 6th meeting on Zoom, on 23rd January 2021. We started off with a show and tell game and then sang happy birthday to the group members who’d had birthdays since our last meeting. Then Jacq showed us the latest […]