Eye-YPAG

Eye-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!

Group activity

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

Latest from Eye-YPAG

Zooming to success – update on a virtual eyeYPAG meeting by Orla

This was a very different YPAG meeting to normal – it was held via Zoom as a remote meeting because social distancing means we could not all travel to London. It was quite strange at first as we were all a bit quiet, but we soon warmed to it. We started off by saying hello […]

eye-YPAG Feb 22nd 2020 by Jasmine

For the second time we met at the Children’s Eye Centre at Moorfields. We had the whole second floor to ourselves. There were three sessions. Sofie Layton, our resident artist, gave a presentation with all the logo designs that we had developed at the last meeting. Some were in colour, other in black and white. […]

DesEYEning our new logo – update on the 4th eyeYPAG meeting by Niamh and Orla

The 4th eyeYPAG meeting took place at the end of November at the hospital. It was filled with information, art, fun and food. As a warm up activity, we made screen prints of cells and they looked great. We then all sat in a circle and had to tell everyone two facts about ourselves where […]