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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Developing a new approach to measuring visual function

Researchers aim to develop a new approach to measuring visual function.

October 17 - September 19
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Choosing the right cells for cell replacement therapy

Aiming to develop a practical way to bring stem cell transplants to clinical trials and beyond.

January 15 - December 17
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Developing low-light sight tests to detect AMD earlier

We need a reliable way to pick up the small changes that happen before sight loss

March 15 - February 18
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The British Childhood Visual Impairment and Blindness Study 2

The first national UK study to find out about diagnosis, healthcare and the social effects of sight loss in children.

September 15 - September 18
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What changes take place in the visual brain of people with AMD?

Exploring the potential of non-invasive electrical current stimulation to keep the brain ready for sight to be restored.

October 14 - September 17
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Developing handheld equipment to save the sight of more premature babies

Helping to give better global access to good screening for retinopathy of prematurity

January 15 - December 17
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Developing a blood test to diagnose Behçet syndrome earlier

If the test is found to be reliable it may also provide a way to monitor responses to treatment

January 15 - August 16
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How does genetic make-up affect the risk of AMD?

Getting the fundamental understanding we need to identify future targets for treatment.

September 14 - June 18
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Scanning the genome of the bacteria behind a common eye infection

Aiming to develop a better treatment that’s specific to the eye

October 14 - September 17
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Can a treatment that regenerates damaged nerve cells in mice be adapted to work in humans?

A step towards keeping useful central vision in glaucoma

October 14 - September 17
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