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

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Jacqueline (Jacq) Miller: moorfieldsbrc@nihr.ac.uk

Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre

Moorfields Eye Hospital

162 City Road

London EC1V 2PD

Latest from Eye-YPAG

Spring 2022 eye YPAG meeting by RN

On Saturday April 23 we met one more time on Zoom – we so hope that our next meeting will be face-to-face again! It was great to see each other on screen at least. We talked about what everyone had been doing over the Spring holidays. Then Dr Thomas gave an update on project Oriel, […]

Hand drawn message saying: Eye-YPAG want to wish you a Merry Christmas.

Eleri has drawn a special Christmas message from eyeYPAG!

  Thank you Eleri, and for all your wonderful contributions to eyeYPAG over the past year – Merry Christmas!  

September EyeYPAG meeting – focus on Dissemination

On Saturday 25th September 2021, in our YPAG meeting, we spent some time trying to help Mr Larkin and his team share the results of their KERALINK trial in a way people would understand. The KERALINK trial tested the ‘cross-linking’ treatment for Kerataconus, to try and stop the deterioration of sight in young people with […]