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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A clinical trial to test a non-surgical treatment for keratoconus

Using electric current to deliver vitamin B2 could see the end of painful surgery.

June 14 - May 15
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How well does the cornea absorb vitamin B2?

Improving collagen-cross linking treatment for keratoconus

February 13 - July 13
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Finding the genetic cause of a type of keratoconus that’s inherited

Gathering the basic information needed to give families better information and to start developing new treatments

October 11 - September 14
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Does CMV infection cause corneal transplant failure in the UK?

If it does then the results would support testing for the infection at UK eye banks

November 15 - November 16
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Developing stem cell therapy as an alternative to corneal transplants.

Finding a way around the shortage of donors

October 14 - September 17
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How does sight loss affect quality of life in Trinidad and Tobago?

A survey of patient-reported outcome measures and the factors that affect people’s responses.

March 13 - June 14
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