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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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.

October 18 - October 21
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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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A patient-friendly way to measure flare-ups of birdshot uveitis

Developing non-invasive scanning to improve treatment options

November 15 - October 16
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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?

February 16 - July 16
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Are some people with uveitis being given the wrong diagnosis?

Helping people get the right treatment.

January 15 - December 15
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