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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Can we stop cancer spreading from the eye to the liver?

A step towards treatment that targets the BAP1 gene.

October 15 - September 17
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High-tech enhanced vision for people with one eye

Filming video from the blind side of eye cancer patients.

April 15 - July 16
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Finding out what causes the swelling and fat build-up in TED

Can a type of anti-cancer treatment also treat a distressing eye disorder?

October 16 - September 19
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Studying birdshot using stem cells from patients

Making it easier to fill in the gaps in current knowledge and create a test bed for developing treatments

January 17 - December 17
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Are the genetics of birdshot related to iron overload in the eye?

Investigating a link that could lead to a new option for treatment with a drug that’s already available

January 17 - December 17
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Testing a new drug that tackles inflammation in the eye

Finding out about the safety and effectiveness of a treatment for inflammation due to uveoretinitis.

October 16 - March 18
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Is there a link between the gut microbiome and Behçet syndrome?

A study to find out whether treating microbes and bacteria in the gut could be important for reducing sight-threatening inflammation in the eye.

October 16 - September 19
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Inflammation in the cells that form barriers to protect the eye

Understanding epithelial tissue could help develop treatment for blinding conditions linked to age

October 16 - September 19
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A multicentre study to test a tool for diagnosing thyroid eye disease.

Speeding up TED diagnosis so treatment can start sooner.

July 16 - June 17
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How many new cases of birdshot are there each year?

A UK study that’s the first of its kind in the world.

November 15 - October 17
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