For people affected by sight loss or an eye condition, whether individuals, carers, or eye health professionals, one of the most important issues is how to prioritise resources to ensure developments in care are achieved as quickly as possible.
The Sight Loss and Vision Priority Setting Partnership, which took place between May 2012 and June 2013, identified for the first time the most pressing unanswered questions about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sight loss and eye conditions. The aim was to ensure that future research can be prioritised according to the needs of patients, carers and eye health professionals.
There has always been consensus across the sector that people with experience of sight loss and eye conditions and eye health professionals should have their say.
Kathy Evans, Chief Executive, Royal College of Ophthalmologists