Research priority areas

Our research priority areas enable the Trustees of Fight for Sight to consider grant applications in the context of the Charity’s strategic goals.

Grant applicants must state which one of our six research priority areas their research will address, so that we can consider them in the context of our strategic goals.

Priority 1

Developing and testing new and more effective treatments, such as cell-based, gene or drug therapies or improving surgical procedures for a range of different eye diseases and conditions.

Priority 2

Improving the understanding of the causes of eye diseases and conditions including the further identification of relevant genes.

Priority 3

Developing ways of preventing age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic eye disease. 

Priority 4

Improving the early detection of eye diseases and conditions. 

Priority 5

Improving through eye research the quality of life for adults and children living with sight loss.

Priority 6

Identifying and assessing emerging threats to sight.

Further details are available in Fight for Sight’s Research Strategy 2012-2017. 

Download our Research Strategy 2012-2017