UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Science of Sight by Dr Mariya Moosajee

08 August 2017–10 August 2017, 11:00 am–4:00 pm

Science of Sight

Dr Mariya Moosajee will be showcasing her innovative research into blinding genetic eye disease as well as tactile art from the BlindArt Collection at Moorfields Eye Hospital in a three-day event.

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Helen Khan


Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

Scientists, patients and artists will join Dr Moosajee to demonstrate that art is accessible for all and how science can explain why.

The exhibition, supported by The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, will include demonstrations and examples of pioneering science such as growing an eye in a petri dish, a model eye and brain, scent and sound boxes and tactile blood cells.

Dr Moosajee will educate and entertain children and adults with demonstrations, talks and science exhibits during the three-day exhibition while discussing her own research and discoveries in sight and genetic conditions of the eye.

Entry is FREE to the Science Museum and Science of Sight exhibition! 

The exhibition is open 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm on August 8th, 9th and 10th 2017.

For more information, please contact Helen Khan: helenkhan10@gmail.com