The PPI Ignite Office at Trinity College Dublin, in collaboration with Fighting Blindness, organised a focus group on 10 October 2019 to celebrate World Sight Day. The event provided an opportunity for over 20 researchers and public and/or patient involvement representatives to work together towards a better understanding of the public and patient involvement opportunities available within current research.

The PPI representatives were selected from Trinity’s professional network of contacts and from recommendations made by the relevant patient organisation. A description of the role was provided to the PPI representatives.