Our research

Fight for Sight funds pioneering research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease in adults and children. Each year, we provide a range of funding opportunities for research teams based in the UK who are attached to recognised academic or medical institutions. You can read summaries of our research projects below.


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Understanding immune responses in the retina’s support cells and Bruch’s membrane

Aiming to develop treatment that can prevent sight loss from AMD

September 16 - August 18
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Can stem cells repair the retina’s blood supply in dry AMD?

Aiming to develop a treatment that could prevent AMD from progressing.

October 16 - September 19
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What environmental changes to DNA are involved in AMD?

Testing and re-testing to make sure we do sound science.

September 16 - August 17
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Preventing or reversing age-related blindness electrically

Exploring a new approach to preventing sight loss from AMD

April 16 - March 17
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How do calcium and protein build up in the eye and what’s the link to AMD?

A surprise link to the mineral found in teeth and bones.

July 15 - June 17
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Generating eye tissue for research and treatment

Changing the future of drug development.

June 16 - May 19
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C9: A new genetic risk factor for AMD

Untangling the effects of genetics and the environment.

October 15 - August 18
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Do environmental changes to DNA play a part in the risk of getting AMD?

Gathering the information we need to reduce the risk of severe sight loss.

November 14 - August 15
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Automatic computer analysis of blood vessels in wet AMD

Building up a picture of the effects of different treatments

May 15 - April 16
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Developing low-light sight tests to detect AMD earlier

We need a reliable way to pick up the small changes that happen before sight loss

March 15 - February 18
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