UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


About the Institute

At the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology we conduct cutting-edge science, attracting research workers of the highest international calibre.

Our mission

  • The delivery of world-leading fundamental, translational (applied) and clinical research that informs understanding of vision and eye disease as well as other related conditions.
  • To harness understanding of disease to generate new diagnostics and therapeutics for patient benefit.
  • To be a global leader in education in eye care and eye and vision research

More about the Institute of Ophthalmology

The Institute of Ophthalmology has been named the best place in the world to study ophthalmology.* The most recent national Research Excellence Framework has once more confirmed that we have the strongest Clinical Medicine research of any British university. Independent auditors have shown that our partnership with Moorfield's Eye Hospital is the most productive in the world.

The researcher of tomorrow is critical to our goal of improving sight. To this end, we are involved in postgraduate and CPD education. Our courses build on our fantastic clinical and industrial links helping our students to build their careers.

*According to the 2017 Centre for World University Rankings


General enquiries

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Moorfields Eye Hospital

Find us

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, 11-43 Bath Street, London EC1V 9EL, United Kingdom