Help us close the '1 to 20' research funding gap
Twenty percent of people will experience sight loss or blindness in their lifetime and numbers are set to double in the next thirty years. The only way to avoid this is through research to discover new treatments and cures. Yet only one percent of public research funding is invested in tackling this growing problem, despite science offering possibilities that could transform lives. We are referring to this as the '1 to 20' funding gap.
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After an unexpected diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration, Jonathan found the attendant threat of a loss of independence understandably alarming. Our research is helping him fight back.
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AND HER FIGHT FOR SIGHT
Dr Hill is part of the research team bringing hope and independence to peoples lives by developing eyedrops to replace multiple injections for the treatment of macular degeneration.
Jackson was diagnosed with an inherited eye disorder called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), at just two and a half months old. It has already resulted in the loss of his central vision, but our research is striving for a cure.
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AND HIS FIGHT FOR SIGHT
Professor Cheetham and his team are leading research into this and many other sight conditions aided by their ability to grow “mini-retinas” in their lab to keep fighting back against sight loss.
Sight loss hit Joe hard and by the time he was 16 he was mentally exhausted. But Joe found Fight for Sight and was accepted onto a gene therapy trial that has helped restore some of his sight.
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AND HER FIGHT FOR SIGHT
Dr Kapetanovic works with Prof. Robert Maclaren who ran the gene therapy trial where a harmless virus carried the missing gene into the back of Joe's eye.
Neil is Director of Research and Innovation at Fight for Sight and has been exploring research into keratoconus to make a meaningful difference to people's lives in the UK.
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THE FIGHT FOR SIGHT
Fight for Sight is the UK charity funding cutting-edge science to transform lives. We take on the biggest challenges in eye research, funding early stage research that leads to big breakthroughs.