Bristol Eye Hospital

Bristol Eye Hospital is the region’s leading ophthalmology centre. The hospital is highly respected as a pioneer in research, education and clinical practice and houses one of only two corneal transplant banks in England.

The University of Bristol Department of Ophthalmology is attached to the hospital and leads its field in research into eye disease and the development of new treatments. The hospital has been in the forefront of development in ophthalmology including the use of extended role nurses, innovative schemes for the long-term management of glaucoma patients, day case cataract surgery and numerous other fields.

Thanks to the generosity of those making a gift to the Charity in their will, Above & Beyond was able to make a contribution of £500,000 to a £1.9 million redevelopment of the Eye Hospital. This meant the development could go above & beyond what the NHS could provide. A new dedicated Children’s Unit was created for the hospital which includes a waiting area with toys and soft play, a children’s optometry room, four extra consulting rooms and a genetic eye clinic large enough for families to be seen together. It also meant a new Retinal Treatment and Research Unit was made possible bringing research and treatment more closely together allowing the team to see many more patients on clinical trials.

Above & Beyond’s support for developing the retinal treatment and research centre was extraordinarily meaningful.”

Professor Andrew Dick, Director of Clinical Research Bristol Eye Hospital 

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