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.
- Acanthamoeba keratitis
- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Bardet Biedl Syndrome
- Behçet’s disease
- Best disease
- Birdshot chorioretinopathy
- Cerebral visual impairment
- Charles Bonnet Syndrome
- Conjunctival disease
- Corneal disease
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Duane syndrome
- Eyelid cancer
- Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy
- Leber’s congenital amaurosis
- Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy
- Macular hole
- Meesmann corneal dystrophy
- Ocular coloboma
- Ocular mucous membrane pemphigoid
- Proliferative vitreoretinopathy
- Refractive error
- Retinal detachment
- Retinopathy of prematurity
- Retinitis pigmentosa
- Stargardt disease
- Thyroid eye disease
- Uveal melanoma (eye cancer)
- Wolfram syndrome
By research category
- Clinical Fellowship
- Dr Hans and Mrs Gertrude Hirsch Award
- Early Career Investigator Award
- Fight for Sight / Alzheimer's Research UK Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Birdshot Uveitis Society Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / British Thyroid Foundation and Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / British Thyroid Foundation Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Childhood Eye Cancer Trust Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Fulbright Research Award
- Fight for Sight/ John Lee, Royal College of Ophthalmologists Primer Fellowship Awards
- Fight for Sight / International Glaucoma Association Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Macular Disease Society Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / National Eye Research Centre Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Nystagmus Network Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Olivia's Vision Uveitis Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / PMRGCA UK Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / RP Fighting Blindness Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Uveitis Information Group (Scotland) Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight Partnership Fund
- Fight for Sight / The Royal Society of Medicine Primer Fellowship Award
- Fight for Sight Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Sparks Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight / Thomas Pocklington Trust Small Grant Award
- Fight for Sight/ Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust Small Grant Award
- Frankenburg PhD Studentship
- MRC/Fight for Sight Clinical Research Training Fellowship
- New Lecturers' Small Grant Award
- PhD Studentship
- Programme Grant
- Project Grant
- The Frankenburg PhD Studentship
- Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust Small Grant Award
A patient-friendly way to measure flare-ups of birdshot uveitis
Developing non-invasive scanning to improve treatment options
Can supercell analysis diagnose Birdshot uveitis?
Crunching numbers to speed up diagnosis for a very rare condition.
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
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
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.
Can we develop a fast, reliable and cheap way to monitor Birdshot’s progress?
Testing a handheld device that measures electrical activity in the eye.
The effect of light therapy on birdshot
Testing a potential low-cost treatment that could be developed for home use
How many new cases of birdshot are there each year?
A UK study that’s the first of its kind in the world.
A National Birdshot Biobank and Registry: Phase 2
The UK National Biobank and Registry staff are now ready to roll out their sample collection and data-gathering over the next 12 months to six eye hospital sites in England.
Are some people with uveitis being given the wrong diagnosis?
Helping people get the right treatment.