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.
- Acanthamoeba keratitis
- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Bardet Biedl Syndrome
- Behçet’s disease
- Best disease
- Birdshot chorioretinopathy
- Cerebral visual impairment
- Charles Bonnet Syndrome
- Conjunctival disease
- Corneal disease
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Duane syndrome
- Eyelid cancer
- Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy
- Leber’s congenital amaurosis
- Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy
- Macular hole
- Meesmann corneal dystrophy
- Ocular coloboma
- Ocular mucous membrane pemphigoid
- Proliferative vitreoretinopathy
- Refractive error
- Retinal detachment
- Retinopathy of prematurity
- Retinitis pigmentosa
- Stargardt disease
- Thyroid eye disease
- Uveal melanoma (eye cancer)
- Wolfram syndrome
By research category
- Clinical Fellowship
- Dr Hans and Mrs Gertrude Hirsch Award
- Early Career Investigator Award
- Fight for Sight / Alzheimer's Research UK Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Birdshot Uveitis Society Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / British Thyroid Foundation and Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / British Thyroid Foundation Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Childhood Eye Cancer Trust Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Fulbright Research Award
- Fight for Sight/ John Lee, Royal College of Ophthalmologists Primer Fellowship Awards
- Fight for Sight / International Glaucoma Association Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Macular Disease Society Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / National Eye Research Centre Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Nystagmus Network Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Olivia's Vision Uveitis Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / PMRGCA UK Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / RP Fighting Blindness Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Uveitis Information Group (Scotland) Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight Partnership Fund
- Fight for Sight / The Royal Society of Medicine Primer Fellowship Award
- Fight for Sight Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Sparks Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Thomas Pocklington Trust Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight/ Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust Small Grant Award
- Frankenburg PhD Studentship
- MRC/Fight for Sight Clinical Research Training Fellowship
- New Lecturers' Small Grant Award
- PhD Studentship
- Programme Grant
- Project Grant
- The Frankenburg PhD Studentship
- Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust Small Grant Award
Image fusion in the analysis of ocular inflammatory disease
Aim is to analyse the diseased eyes of animals at known stages of uveitis, and use modern methods of computer aided image processing to develop our understanding of how to interpret changes in tissue texture and appearance.
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
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
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.
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.
Inflammation in the cells that form barriers to protect the eye
Understanding epithelial tissue could help develop treatment for blinding conditions linked to age
A multicentre study to test a tool for diagnosing thyroid eye disease.
Speeding up TED diagnosis so treatment can start sooner.
A patient-friendly way to measure flare-ups of birdshot uveitis
Developing non-invasive scanning to improve treatment options
Undertsanding the way scars form in the eyelids of people with trachoma
Is the team’s new lab test-bed for treatment relevant in patients?
Are some people with uveitis being given the wrong diagnosis?
Helping people get the right treatment.