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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Retinal activity in autism, ADHD and Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A non-invasive measure of visual impairment in people with neurological disorders

November 16 - October 17
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Helping children keep their sight after brain surgery for epilepsy

Breaking new ground in research for children.

October 15 - September 17
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How do faults in the WFS1 gene lead to cell death in Wolfram syndrome?

On the road to developing drug treatments.

October 15 - September 18
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What happens to cells in the optic nerve after a head injury that affects sight?

Laying the essential groundwork for clinical trials.

October 15 - September 18
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Finding the unknown genes behind inherited optic nerve blindness

Aiming to give families with autosomal dominant optic atrophy a confirmed diagnosis

March 14 - August 15
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Functional MRI as a Potential Predictive Tool in Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

This research project will make use of a powerful scanner to get high-resolution “real time” imaging of the visual pathways from the eye all the way back to the vision centres in the brain.

January 18 - December 18
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Binocular vision, visual function and pupil dynamics in people living with dementia

Binocular vision, visual function and pupil dynamics in people living with dementia: exploring their relationships to rate of cognitive decline and structural changes within the brain

October 18 - October 19
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Recruiting functional brain networks to improve sight after stroke

Identifying the residual visual brain networks that survive post stroke.

October 18 - September 21
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