Research projects

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 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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What environmental changes to DNA are involved in AMD?

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

September 16 - August 17
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A single-shot 3D camera for better eye exams

Using 21st century technology to detect and monitor the causes of sight loss.

January 16 - December 16
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Is there a link between glaucoma and interrupted breathing during sleep?

Helping to find out why treatment doesn’t work in some people with high eye pressure.

March 16 - March 17
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Too much of one thing or too little of another: what’s behind your intermediate uveitis?

A genetic test that could mean personalised treatment.

May 16 - June 17
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Do stem cells in the cornea have their own genetic ‘fingerprint’?

Improving the stem cell transplant process

January 16 - December 16
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What makes so many corneal donor stem cell transplants fail?

Aiming to restore sight for people with limbal stem cell deficiency in both eyes

January 16 - December 16
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Predicting choroideremia’s progress

Helping families plan for the future

January 16 - December 16
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Preparing a donor cornea for transplant: by machine or by hand?

A clinical trial to improve a common surgical procedure

June 16 - April 18
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Who will get their sight back after macular hole surgery?

Using detailed imaging to predict treatment outcomes

November 15 - October 16
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