The team’s nomination will now be considered by a judging panel, who will decide on the overall winners.
Awards will be presented at the society’s annual London conference on September 28.
Helen Jackman, Chief Executive of the Macular Society, said: “Staff at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital eye clinic do an incredible job and we are delighted they have been recognised for their excellent work."
Twenty RNLI lifeboat volunteers from Poole have been recognised by the Queen for their contribution to saving lives at sea. They were presented with the Diamond Jubilee Medal by HM Lord Lieutenant of Dorset.
The local volunteers work at the the busiest RNLI lifeboat station on the UK coastline.
A special event to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.
The event was hosted by ITV Meridian presenter Fred Dinenage and attended by many relatives of those who died.
Solent Southampton Universiy were behind much of the organising and are nominated for the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community. It helped the city commemorate the centenary of the Titanic leaving the docks on its ill fated voyage.
The event recounted the stories of the many crew and passengers, paying tribute to them and giving the city of Southampton a sense of closure on its unique sense of loss.
Award winners will be announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London, on November 29.
A group of judges is visiting Turner Contemporary this afternoon. They're travelling to Margate to see if the venue could make the short list for the prestigious Art Fund Prize. The award's given to galleries that demonstrate originality. The winner will be announced in June.
Military men and women from across our region are being awarded the highest honour for bravery at home and abroad. Among them are three who disarmed a gunman on a nuclear submarine docked at Southampton, which left one of them dead. Nick Harper reports.