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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Investigating the role of SIGIRR in geographic atrophy type of age-related macular degeneration

Understanding why the loss of SIGIRR leads to uncontrolled inflammation in AMD.

October 18 - September 21
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Can stem cells repair the retina’s blood supply in dry AMD?

Aiming to develop a treatment that could prevent AMD from progressing.

October 16 - September 19
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C9: A new genetic risk factor for AMD

Untangling the effects of genetics and the environment.

October 15 - August 18
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