Their sight in our hands

We are a charity delivering the cure for cataract blindness

 

Curing cataract blindness

Providing funding to enable the delivery and clinical development of small incision eye surgery to the most needy in developing countries.

 

A commitment to those in need

We are there for people of the Developing World who suffer from cataract blindness

Our History

The Ridley Eye Foundation was established in 1967 by Sir Harold Ridley FRS who pioneered intraocular lens surgery in the cure of cataract blindness.

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Field Work

The Ridley Eye Foundation has continued the tradition of field work initiated by its Founder in 1942 in West Africa. It has since supported fieldwork in hospitals and clinics in West Africa, Eastern Europe, the Americas, India, Yemen, and Egypt.

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Research

As well as its fieldwork and training activities the Ridley Eye Foundation has funded major research programmes into Behcet’s Disease and Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD).

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300

cataract operations have been conducted
world wide since 1949

90

major annual surgical and research projects
have been funded by the REF

15

countries have received funding for surgery,
training, and research since 1967
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The Foundation

The purpose of the Ridley Eye Foundation (REF) is to support small incision cataract eye surgery for the most needy of the Developing World. For over 50 years the Ridley Eye Foundation has been supporting cataract surgery in West Africa, Eastern Europe, The Americas, India, Yemen, and Egypt.  Our current geographic focus is Nepal where we have already established the Ridley Eye Foundation Nepal (REFN), and which is providing funds for locally organised medical camps to deliver cataract surgery in the remote areas above 2000m.

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OUR NEWS

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December 21, 2020

The history of cataracts by David Spalton

This video is by permission of The ESCRS.
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February 5, 2019

Lecture Medal Award

The Ridley Eye Foundation Lecture took place on Thursday January 31st at the Royal Society. The award was presented to Professor John Sparrow following his lecture entitled 'Big Data -…
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July 10, 2018

Gondar University Hospital

The foundation has funded a trip by Dr Woodruff and Dr Asferaw to carry out Paediatric Cataract surgery in Gondar, Ethiopia.
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