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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Finding the genes behind clefts in the eye and eyelid

Aiming to give better information to families with no clear history of a potentially devastating disorder for their child

April 15 - March 16
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Searching for more of the genes behind inherited central vision loss

Taking the first step towards targeted treatment and helping families plan for the future

January 15 - February 16
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Automatic computer analysis of blood vessels in wet AMD

Building up a picture of the effects of different treatments

May 15 - April 16
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Falling and the fear of falling in people with glaucoma

Understanding the effect of losing side vision on how people move in order to reduce the risk of falling

April 15 - September 15
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Imaging the eye to spot the early signs of glaucoma

Adapting a standard technique to look for the tissue changes in the eye that happen before optic nerve damage begins

March 15 - February 16
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Why does the world look like it's moving when it's not, in people with some types of nystagmus?

Using an optical illusion to understand how the brain corrects for eye movement

June 14 - September 15
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Finding the unknown genes behind inherited optic nerve blindness

Aiming to give families with autosomal dominant optic atrophy a confirmed diagnosis

March 14 - August 15
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An augmented-reality headset to help people with low vision see well-enough to do everyday tasks.

Non-invasive technology to help people with AMD

April 14 - August 14
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Which genes control tumour cell behaviour in the most common adult eye cancer?

Developing personalised drug treatment to improve quality of life and survival.

August 13 - October 15
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Waste disposal in the eye

Understanding how age-related macular degeneration develops over time.

January 12 - December 15
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