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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