UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Vision and Eyes

Prof Jugnoo Rahi leads the Vision and Eyes Group. Together we have a particular interest in eye disease and visual impairment in childhood and in the early life origins of and life course influences on chronic complex eye disease in adult life. Through our research, we aim to enhance understanding of these disorders in order to improve their prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and to inform policy decisions nationally and internationally. Our research methodology includes classical, life course and genetic epidemiology, ophthalmic biostatistics and health services research. Our research team includes ophthalmic clinicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, geneticists and psychologists and we collaborate nationally and internationally with a diverse range of clinicians and scientists. 

The Vision and Eyes Group is supported by the Ulverscroft Foundation and our research projects by various grants as listed on the respective page. On Twitter, you can follow updates on the British Childhood Visual Impairment and Blindness Study  and the Homonymous Hemianopia in Childhood . You can also follow our researchers' updates at      .

Latest news:

  • Prof Jugnoo Rahi presented a keynote lecture ‘Impact of impaired vision on health and life chances and associations of impaired vision with social determinants’ at the RCOphth Congress 2023. This lecture will be especially of interest to clinicians and researchers interested in understanding visual health inequalities.
  • We are now looking at how individual children, young people, and their parents adapt to living with visual impairment and how they describe their quality of life. This will help us to develop and improve their health care and support for them. You can hear more and find out how to take part in this video. If you already know you want to take part in our study, please fill in a few questions to help us understand if this study is right for you.
  • Prof Jugnoo Rahi presented on understanding and measuring the impact of vision impairment on children and young people as part of the Childhood Glaucoma Research Network (CGRN) Kolokotrones Lecture Series. This lecture will be especially of interest to clinicians and healthcare professionals. It will answer your questions on why and how should we be looking at vision impairment, the impact it has on children and young people, and is there something realistic you could do in your practice?