British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit obtains further funding

April 25, 2012

Fight for Sight has given further funding to the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit (BOSU) for research into preventing sight loss and treating eye disease.

Fight for Sight has given further funding to the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit (BOSU) for research into preventing sight loss and treating eye disease.

BOSU provides ophthalmologists with a Reporting Card so they can alert researchers to uncommon eye disease cases. The data collected goes towards research projects investigating rare eye disorders.

Dr Rashmi Matthew, who used BOSU to develop the British Ocular Syphillis Study, said, "BOSU has been invaluable in furthering our understanding of ocular syphilis- a rare form of the sexually transmitted disease. Through the support of Fight for Sight and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, many more researchers will benefit from this essential resource, expanding our knowledge of rare eye conditions and disorders.”

Chief Executive of Fight for Sight, said, “Ophthalmologists play a vital role in the identification and reporting of uncommon eye diseases, as well as rare complications of more common eye conditions, and their participation in BOSU has a huge impact on medical research into eye disease. Through our work with BOSU, we hope to inspire even more people to help raise awareness within the medical profession of the less common conditions under investigation.”