CLINICAL RESEARCH: A consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust has been awarded £1.7m by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment programme for glaucoma research.

A report to the board said: “Consultant ophthalmic surgeon Gus Gazzard has been awarded £1.7 million by the NIHR to assess whether laser treatment for glaucoma could provide patients with a better quality of life than traditional eye drops if laser was the first form of treatment offered. The laser in glaucoma and ocular hypertension study will involve more than 700 patients who have been newly diagnosed with glaucoma and have received no prior treatment for the condition. It is a joint project between Moorfields and the UCL clinical trials unit.”