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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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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Does choroideremia affect more than the eye?

A study to follow up recent evidence that faults in the REP1 protein may affect metabolism

January 17 - December 17
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Retinal activity in autism, ADHD and Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A non-invasive measure of visual impairment in people with neurological disorders

November 16 - October 17
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How does laser therapy compare to eye drops for reducing pressure in the eye?

Finding out about how safe and effective the treatments are for people with glaucoma

March 17 - February 18
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What’s the best way to prepare donor tissue for corneal transplant?

Aiming to improve the quality of life for patients and reduce NHS costs

December 16 - November 17
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Does treatment for interrupted breathing during sleep affect eye pressure?

A study to inform treatment options for people with both sleep apnoea and glaucoma.

November 16 - October 17
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How does the immune system respond to fungal infection at the front of the eye?

Studying gene activity at the cornea as a first step to developing treatment.

November 16 - October 17
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Finding the genetic cause of uncontrolled eye movements in children

Towards an NHS test for infantile nystagmus

January 17 - January 18
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How well do cell ‘batteries’ work in people with glaucoma?

Investigating the potential of antioxidant therapy to repair cell damage

December 16 - November 17
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