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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Looking for a signature pattern in the blood to help diagnose albinism

Having a simple blood test could lead to targeted treatment to aid healthier eye development

January 17 - January 18
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What do sight test and eye scan results look like for healthy children aged 0-11?

Gathering data that could help diagnose and monitor the progress of children with cerebral visual impairment

December 16 - November 17
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When and how do faults in the YAP gene lead to coloboma?

Understanding the critical timepoints in eye development

October 16 - September 19
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The genes and molecules behind ‘keyhole’ eye development

Helping people to plan for their future.

October 15 - September 18
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Finding the genes behind clefts in the eye and eyelid

Aiming to give better information to families with no clear history of a potentially devastating disorder for their child

April 15 - March 16
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The British Childhood Visual Impairment and Blindness Study 2

The first national UK study to find out about diagnosis, healthcare and the social effects of sight loss in children.

September 15 - September 18
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Identifying children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis at risk of uveitis

Aiming to prevent a common cause of childhood blindness

January 17 - January 18
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Diagnosing infantile nystagmus: A novel eye tracking approach

Comparing a variety of different eye movements made by those with and without infantile nystagmus. To determine whether a new approach to eye tracking can correctly identify the patterns of eye movements made by those with infantile nystagmus.

December 17 - November 18
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Strategies to Prevent Vascular Damage in Phase I Retinopathy of prematurity

Researchers aim to find a therapy that will protect the vessels in the early phase.

October 18 - September 21
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