The new Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre has made a huge difference to the care of children and their families who are treated at Moorfields Eye Hospital. The environment has changed entirely and enables them to have treatment under the best possible circumstances and changes their lives.
In addition the research centre is the biggest children’s eye research centre in the world and also symbolically the first connection between the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital.
There is a bridge between research and the transformational new treatments that are coming out, including the new gene therapy that has been in the news all over the world. This building has changed the way we are now able to treat out patients.