Charities call for chancellor to address Cost of Living Crisis for Disabled People
Fight for Sight / Vision Foundation has signed a joint letter from the disability sector calling for urgent support with the cost of living for disabled people.
Gemma Owen joins our research team in the lab
Gemma Owen joined us for a visit to a lab researching Stargardt disease.
The change we want to see: Leaders with Visual Impairment unite
Hosted at Westminster on October 26, Vis-Ability was a UK first. An event bringing together and celebrating leaders with visual impairments and key members of the sight loss community, to grow our influence and impact across society.
Q&A: Talking CUREUsher with its Vice Chair and Co-founder
Stephen White is co-founder of CUREUsher, which exists to support people living with Usher Syndrome and to influence policy changes. Our CEO, Keith Valentine, spoke to him in our latest podcast. Read the Q&A
5 rare sight loss conditions you may not have heard of
Learn more about birdshot chorioretinopathy, corneal dystrophy, stargardt disease, uveal melanoma, and wolfram syndrome.
Knowledge is power: A 10 question quiz to boost your eye health knowledge
Did you know that reducing the prevalence of eye conditions by just one percent each year could avoid costs to the UK economy of up to £3 billion over the next decade? The first step for all of us could be being better informed about eye conditions and eye health – so how much do you know? Take this quick quiz to learn more about the human eye and conditions that can affect it…
Fight for Sight / Vision Foundation welcomes news of the UK re-joining Horizon Europe
The UK’s scientific community receives a boost today following an announcement by the UK government that we have re-joined Horizon Europe, the EU’s flagship scientific research funding programme.
Fight for Sight becomes an affiliate member of Our Future Health
Fight for Sight has become an affiliate of Our Future Health, which collaborates to use volunteer data to help researchers discover new ways to prevent, detect and treat diseases, including eye disease.
How do we fund science that could save sight? Understanding our grants process.
Fight for Sight is a grant-making organisation, which means we give funds to some of the UK's top emerging and established researchers to conduct vision research.
Happy 75th Birthday to the NHS, and thank you, researchers
Today (July 5, 2023) is a genuine day of celebration. It marks two important days for our community 75 years of the National Health Service (NHS) and Research Appreciation Day. Research Officer, Rosie Sturt, takes time out to celebrate them both.
Ellie Southwood’s new role as Director of Social Impact; a watershed moment for the Sight Loss Community
With the appointment of Ellie Southwood MBE as Director of Social Impact, Fight for Sight / Vision Foundation becomes the only organisation in the sight loss sector with an Executive Leadership Team that is made up of 50% of people who have lived experience of sight loss.
Drugs, Devices and Data – the Future Delivery of Eye Health Care
Held over two sunny days in June, the Drugs, Devices and Data conference featured inspiring talks from leaders in vision research. Rosie Sturt attended and reported back.
Fight for Sight awards three prestigious PhD Studentships across the UK
We have awarded three PhD Studentships in Oxford, Manchester and Northern Ireland. The highly prestigious awards will provide funding of £110,000 over three years, enabling the successful researchers to recruit a student who will carry out a high-quality research project into sight loss.
Fight for Sight awards £1.2m funding to accelerate innovative projects into sight loss
Fight for Sight has awarded £1.2 million to fund groundbreaking research projects with exciting potential to transform the lives of people with sight loss.
Gemma Owen becomes young ambassador for Fight for Sight
Fight for Sight is delighted to welcome Gemma Owen as its new Young Ambassador. Gemma, 20, is an international dressage rider, business owner, and TV personality. She is keen to use her profile to raise awareness of sight loss.
5 reasons to back the national eye health strategy for England.
A Westminster Hall debate is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, on the potential merits of a national eye health strategy. Marsha de Cordova, MP, will open this debate. We explain what a national eye health strategy could cover and list 5 reasons why we're backing the calls to deliver one.
Fight for Sight awards eleven new research projects into sight loss
Fight for Sight and its partners have awarded funding to progress novel research ideas with the potential to help improve the lives of people affected by sight loss. The funding will help early career researchers to advance exciting, early-stage science, ideally to a stage where it can attract more investment for further development.
International Guide Dog Day: Chief Executive of Fight for Sight and Vision Foundation celebrates Guide Dog, Dottie
On International Guide Dog Day, Keith Valentine celebrates his guide dog Dottie and explores the partnership he shares with her.
Volunteer to cheer on our London Marathon Runners
Would you like to cheer for our runners at the London Marathon? We are very excited to get together at the marathon this year especially and will be supporting runners across Fight for Sight and Vision Foundation.
Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse is potentially risky to UK life sciences research
Fight for Sight Chief Executive Keith Valentine warns that the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank is a warning shot for the UK government. The government needs to step up and invest in life sciences, specifically in sight loss, which is underfunded despite the cost to individuals and the UK economy.
Our supporter Miss Zakarian’s vision to support pioneering research for future generations
Early career awards granted by Fight for Sight in partnership with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Researchers use artificial intelligence to improve diagnosis and treatment of birdshot uveitis
Podcast: Stem cell treatment could be game changer for age related macular degeneration
Artificial intelligence identifies existing drugs that may reduce sight loss from macular degeneration
World Glaucoma Week 2019: Victoria Maddock raises awareness of the ‘silent thief of sight’ that affects people of all ages
Breakthrough in identifying new genes in age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness
Just £5 to achieve your New Year’s resolution - tap into our January discount for challenge events
Researchers investigate how our natural ‘body clock’ could influence short sightedness
Early intervention can improve development and reduce mental health issues for babies with visual impairment
Awareness campaign: new targeted treatment could help prevent sight loss in children with eye cancer
European Commission approves Luxturna to treat patients with inherited retinal disease
Fight for Sight research results in a genetic diagnostic tool for children’s eye condition
Fight for Sight patron Philip Mould supports our annual carol concert - tickets available now
Fight for Sight announces research into personalised glaucoma treatment on World Sight Day 2018
Global runners on the final straight: virtual event culminates on World Sight Day 2018
National Eye Health Week 2018: Research funding will use iPads to identify the best method to manage nystagmus
Fight for Sight and Ocushield announce charity partnership during National Eye Health Week
Novel technique is first to define how every cell type in the retina responds to diabetes
The race begins! Paralympic medallists join our virtual event during National Eye Health Week 2018
Fight for Sight response to a landmark ruling in favour of the use of Avastin for wet AMD
Charity investigates snake venom treatment as an alternative to antibiotics in eye infections
Macular Week [25 June – 1 July]: Fight for Sight research could see an end to eye injections for patients with macular degeneration
Guest blog: Dr Marianne Coleman sheds light on her dementia and depth perception research project
Adam Watson reflects on his personal journey with sight loss
Adam Watson lives with a degree of sight loss and has been inspired to join the Fight for Sight by tackling the eye2eye challenge to fundraise for more sight saving research.
Action Against AMD and BenevolentAI - new partnership to find a cure for the UK’s leading cause of sight loss
Nightstar Therapeutics Announces Initiation of STAR Phase 3 Registrational Trial for NSR-REP1 in Choroideremia
Research priorities agreed to stop early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) turning into late AMD
Is the government’s new industrial strategy a new chance for medical research charities to lead the way?
Fight for Sight, Thomas Pocklington Trust and Esme’s Umbrella are funding vital research into Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Fight for Sight responds to Gordon Brown's story from his new memoir about his fears for his sight
New eye test detects earliest signs of glaucoma
Researchers at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and the Western Eye Hospital have developed a new type of eye test for glaucoma.