UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission

To deliver research and education in vision and eye disease to benefit sight and society in the UK and worldwide.

Our mission is to promote and expand the unique eye research and education that we provide, and to take that from our labs to patients and the rest of society. We aim to establish collaborative networks across England to harness the strength of the knowledge and research base across the country. Our close partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital means that we can realise this vision, ‘from bench to bedside’ in a seamless way, where the research is also aimed at clinical applications and where clinical requirements shape the research. Thanks to this strategic partnership, we offer a number of joint degree programs. For our students, this means access to innovative facilities, connection to a growing network of peers, and support from highly experienced and professional tutors.

Our Vision

We work to bring out our translational research to generate better therapies, diagnostics and knowledge of eye care.

We do this by:

  • Leading globally in Fundamental Research
  • Producing high-impact research for society and patients
  • Fostering inclusivity, enterprise and innovation
  • Equipping students with knowledge, skills and boldness to succeed

Our Core Values

  • Collaboration
  • Inspiration
  • Integrity
  • Support
  • Opportunity