The UK Eye Genetics Group was set up in 2002 for ophthalmic clinicians and clinical geneticists with a specialist interest and expertise in ophthalmic genetics, to keep up to date in the field of clinical ophthalmic genetics which is a rapidly evolving specialty.

Welcome to the UK-EGG Website

The UK Eye Genetics Group (UK-EGG) was set up in December 2002 for ophthalmic clinicians and clinical geneticists with a specialist interest and expertise in ophthalmic genetics, to keep up to date in the field of clinical ophthalmic genetics which is a rapidly evolving specialty. The aims of the group are to disseminate the following information:

  • NHS initiatives in ophthalmic genetics and relevant funding
  • Centers offering molecular genetic analysis
  • Update of current research in ophthalmic genetics
  • Provide a forum for interaction between clinicians and scientists
  • Share research in applied fields
  • Open discussion group

CPD accreditation

We are pleased to announce that the UK-EGG Glasgow Meeting now CPD accreditation.

With delegates being awarded 6 CPD points for attending the whole day.


Countdown to Glasgow Meeting

4 Weeks and Counting Down

With less than a month to the Glasgow Meeting it is still not too late to book your seat at the Ophthalmic Genetics meeting of the year. So check your calendars and diary to see if you are free on Friday, 8th November.

Why not make it a weekend in Scotland’s Most Welcoming City, Glasgow. Get in some early festive shopping whilst networking with all your Ophthalmic Genetics friends and colleagues.

You can book online directly from our Glasgow 2019 page.

Click Here to Book Your Seat NOW








Calling all Nurses

Calling all Nurses – ‘Nursing Roles in Ophthalmic Genetic Services’ Study

I am currently recruiting for my Master’s project so if you are a Registered Nurse of any grade – or a colleague of – in an Ophthalmic or Clinical Genetics Service that cares for patients with genetic/inherited eye disease I would be pleased to hear from you!

This is a short qualitative study looking at the variety of what nurses currently do in the developing world of genetic healthcare & roles, in particular in ophthalmology. Participation would involve a short questionnaire and one informal conversation-interview in person or by Skype/Facetime. GC’s welcome if you are also NMC registered and feel your role includes nursing elements. Please email me for more info…   Thank you.!

Registration is OPEN!


The 2019 meeting will be held in the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) located within
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow on Friday, 8th November.

You can register via the meeting page HERE 

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the November meeting!

UK Eye Genetic Group Committee – New Member

We would like to introduce our membership to the newest member of the UK-EGG Committee, 

Denize Atan. Denize is an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in Paediatric and Adult Neuro-Ophthalmology at Bristol Eye Hospital and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol.

Annual Meeting 2019 – Date and Venue

We have been working hard on the UK EGG programme for this year, and are delighted to announce the date for the 2019 annual meeting, which will be held in Glasgow on Friday 8 November. Further details regarding the event location and programme will be announced via the website soon.

For this meeting we are honoured to welcome Professor Veronica Van Heyningen as our keynote speaker, who will present her work on “Disease to genes and biology: PAX6 and progress”. I am sure no introduction is needed for most people, but you can read Prof Van Heyningen’s profile here.

More news and developments are to come, in the meantime we would like to thank you for your continued support of UK-EGG in 2019.

An Interesting Listen

For an interesting listen, head over to Professor Nicky Ragge’s excellent piece on the Australian Radio News Channel “New techniques help genetically controlled eye conditions

Available NOW – Birmingham 2018 – Screencasts

The Screencasts recorded of this year’s Birmingham UK-EGG Conference are available NOW and are available to view via our Screencasts section. A password is required to access this page which will be emailed to members shortly.

UK-EGG Meeting – Birmingham 2018 – Photos

Our 2018 Meeting was this year held on November 1st in the UK’s ‘second city’ Birmingham. Our venue was the wonderful Birmingham Childrens Hospital. Whilst you wait for the meeting HD Screencasts to be composed then reviewed, why not browse through our favourite photographs of the event. A full report of the meeting together with screencasts are available here. Please contact if you have not received the password to access these.


16 years of support for ophthalmic clinicians and clinical geneticists