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.


By research category

Fight for Sight RP Fighting Blindness Small Grant Award

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Preventing or reversing age-related blindness electrically

Exploring a new approach to preventing sight loss from AMD

April 16 - March 17
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Identifying disease indicators (biomarkers) of Early AMD

January 18 - December 18
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Do environmental changes to DNA play a part in the risk of getting AMD?

Gathering the information we need to reduce the risk of severe sight loss.

November 14 - August 15
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Automatic computer analysis of blood vessels in wet AMD

Building up a picture of the effects of different treatments

May 15 - April 16
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An augmented-reality headset to help people with low vision see well-enough to do everyday tasks.

Non-invasive technology to help people with AMD

April 14 - August 14
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How do connections in the retina re-wire after damage to the light-sensors?

Laying the groundwork for successful stem cell transplants.

November 15 - September 16
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