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.


Please enable Javascript in your browser to search research content.


Understanding immune responses in the retina’s support cells and Bruch’s membrane

Aiming to develop treatment that can prevent sight loss from AMD

September 16 - August 18
Find out more

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
Find out more

What environmental changes to DNA are involved in AMD?

Testing and re-testing to make sure we do sound science.

September 16 - August 17
Find out more

Preventing or reversing age-related blindness electrically

Exploring a new approach to preventing sight loss from AMD

April 16 - March 17
Find out more

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
Find out more

How do calcium and protein build up in the eye and what’s the link to AMD?

A surprise link to the mineral found in teeth and bones.

July 15 - June 17
Find out more

Generating eye tissue for research and treatment

Changing the future of drug development.

June 16 - May 19
Find out more

C9: A new genetic risk factor for AMD

Untangling the effects of genetics and the environment.

October 15 - August 18
Find out more

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
Find out more

Is there a better way to stop blood vessel growth in wet AMD and diabetic retinopathy?

Developing a new drug target for treatment as an alternative to anti-VEGFs.

December 14 - November 15
Find out more

Latest news

Nathan's Charity Abseil
Read full story
Annual Warwickshire Golf Day
Read full story
Tommy Salisbury Annual Coffee Morning
Read full story
New Primer Fellowship Awards Launched
Read full story