Research Opportunities at Moorfields (ROAM)

At Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, our mission is to advance eye care through world leading research and treatment. For over 200 years, we have been at the forefront of ophthalmic research, making breakthrough discoveries that have transformed vision health globally.

Our dedication to research continues today where we remain one of the world’s most successful research active organisations. We aim to continue to be at the leading edge of research, making new discoveries and developing better treatments with our partners and patients.

Virtually every major improvement in eye care is the result of research. Clinical trials are essential to this process as they allow us to test cutting edge treatments and gather data to refine them. To achieve this we collaborate with partners and patients to develop new therapies and technologies that prevent blindness and restore sight

We need your help to drive our research forward. By participating in our studies, you can play an active role in advancing eye care and improving patient outcomes. As a study volunteer, you will contribute to ground breaking research and enjoy access to the latest treatments from top experts. We welcome healthy volunteers, as well as patients with specific eye conditions.

Explore our current study opportunities through ROAM, our online recruitment platform

Research nurses

Together, we can shape the future of ophthalmology and provide the best possible care for generations to come. Your involvement truly makes a difference.

“The research done at Moorfields and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology has helped to change the lives of many people in the UK and around the world for the better. The more people that use ROAM and sign up for our studies, the faster we will be able to bring even better treatments through to benefit patients.”

Professor Sir Peng Tee Khaw

Find research studies open to recruitment

  • Cornea or surface of eye
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Eyelids or orbit
  • Glaucoma

  • Macular degeneration
  • Neuro ophthalmology
  • Inherited eye diseased
  • Other retina diseases

  • Retinal conditions (surgical)
  • Eye tumour and allied conditions
  • Paediatrics
  • Uveitis

You can help shape our research and work in our clinical research facility.

We value input from patients, members, and volunteers throughout the research process. Your perspectives and participation can help us find new ways to prevent vision loss and improve care for generations to come.

Please consider joining us in this important work. ROAM is an easy to use web application where people can express an interest in taking part in research at Moorfields.

There are two main ways you can get involved:

  • Join our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) program to help shape research priorities, study designs, and implementation strategies. As a PPI member, you provide advice to ensure our research is relevant, ethical, and impactful.
  • Participate directly in clinical trials and other studies as a volunteer. Our new ROAM platform lets you express an interest in research opportunities at Moorfields. Our clinicians review this information to identify suitable participants for each study.

If you are new to Moorfields Eye Hospital, you will need a referral from your GP before participating in research. This allows us to access your medical history and determine eligibility.