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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Testing a new drug that tackles inflammation in the eye

Finding out about the safety and effectiveness of a treatment for inflammation due to uveoretinitis.

October 16 - March 18
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Is there a link between the gut microbiome and Behçet syndrome?

A study to find out whether treating microbes and bacteria in the gut could be important for reducing sight-threatening inflammation in the eye.

October 16 - September 19
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Inflammation in the cells that form barriers to protect the eye

Understanding epithelial tissue could help develop treatment for blinding conditions linked to age

October 16 - September 19
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A multicentre study to test a tool for diagnosing thyroid eye disease.

Speeding up TED diagnosis so treatment can start sooner.

July 16 - June 17
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A patient-friendly way to measure flare-ups of birdshot uveitis

Developing non-invasive scanning to improve treatment options

November 15 - October 16
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Undertsanding the way scars form in the eyelids of people with trachoma

Is the team’s new lab test-bed for treatment relevant in patients?

February 16 - July 16
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Are some people with uveitis being given the wrong diagnosis?

Helping people get the right treatment.

January 15 - December 15
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Are there any early signs or symptoms that can predict Birdshot’s course?

Helping people with a long-term condition to plan for the future.

January 15 - October 15
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