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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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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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 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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How does a cell’s ability to make energy affect glaucoma?

Developing a blood test that could predict who is most at risk of irreversible sight loss

August 17 - August 18
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Testing potential new drugs for glaucoma

Early stage research to find substances that both lower eye pressure and prevent nerve damage

July 16 - July 19
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Eyecatcher 2: an eye-tracking system for detecting and monitoring eye conditions linked to older age.

Developing a low-cost way to detect glaucoma while watching video on a tablet computer

December 16 - November 18
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Unblocking the drain to lower eye pressure

Targeting the root cause of glaucoma’s main risk factor

October 16 - September 19
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Imaging changes in the visual brain in people with glaucoma

Could the brain be compensating for sight loss in a way that makes glaucoma easier to detect early on?

October 16 - September 19
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The genetics of a rare form of glaucoma that affects younger men

Aiming for earlier detection before irreversible sight loss

October 16 - September 19
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A patient-friendly test of useful vision in moderate and advanced glaucoma

Developing a more reliable way to monitor the condition’s progress

October 16 - September 19
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