Simulator shows any global location through the eyes of those with sight loss

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12 November 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight have launched a new visual simulator which will show users what their every-day view would look like through the eyes of someone with a sight loss condition. Using Google Street View, the user will be able to select any destination in the world and choose from a number of sight loss conditions to show what that place

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New research discovers possible alternative to antibiotics to treat corneal infections and sight loss

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31 October 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

A researcher from the University of Nottingham has discovered a possible alternative to traditional anitbiotics to treat corneal infections. In his project, Fight for Sight funded researcher Dr Darren Ting from the University of Nottingham explored using antimicrobial peptide drugs to treat corneal infections, which can cause severe sight loss and blindness. The initial findings of this research project are

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Lack of awareness and treatment delays put people with wet macular degeneration at risk of avoidable sight loss, new study finds

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31 October 2019
Source: Macular Society

Healthcare professionals and the general public still lack awareness of the most common form of sight loss in the UK, a new study has found. The study, published this week in BMJ Open Ophthalmology, highlighted delays in diagnosing people with macular disease due to both patients and professionals being unaware of the significance of the symptoms. It also showed that

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Fight for Sight to take part in ICAP Charity Day and launch the ICAP Global Challenge Fund

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18 October 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight is delighted to be among 26 charities that have been selected by ICAP to take part in their huge global fundraising initiative. On 10 December 2019, ICAP and its brokers will donate 100% of their global revenue and commission to the charities taking part. Last year on this day the company raised an incredible £4.5m across their

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National Eye Health Week 2019: Charity poll highlights lack of awareness of the link between unhealthy lifestyle and sight loss

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24 September 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

A survey by eye research charity Fight for Sight published at the start of National Eye Health Week has found that many Brits are unaware that certain unhealthy habits have possible links to sight loss. According to the YouGov poll conducted on behalf of Fight for Sight, only 30% of adults know that an unhealthily diet has a possible link

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National Eye Health Week: Michel Roux Jr raises awareness of the need to look after your eyes this National Eye Health Week

23 September 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Dear Editor This week is National Eye Health Week and I’m supporting eye research charity Fight for Sight to raise awareness of the importance of looking after your eyes. Research for the charity has shown that only 30% of Brits are aware that unhealthy eating could affect their sight and just 40% are aware that smoking is linked to some

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Retina UK publishes unique insight into the experiences of people with inherited retinal conditions

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13 September 2019
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Evidence of the real-life experiences, challenges and expectations of almost 1,000 people affected by inherited sight loss conditions have been published by national sight loss charity Retina UK. The charity presented some of the key findings from its 2019 Sight Loss Survey when it was invited to represent its community during the recent NICE consultation for the gene therapy Voretigene

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Fight for Sight and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists invite applications for John Lee Primer Fellowships for research into sight loss

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13 September 2019
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In partnership with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Fight for Sight is now inviting applications for its John Lee Primer Fellowships, offering up to £60,000 to support early career ophthalmologists to undertake ground-breaking vision research. The scheme is designed to enable successful applicants to go on to complete a PhD and will provide them with experience and exposure to a

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Researchers use artificial intelligence to improve diagnosis and treatment of birdshot uveitis

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25 July 2019
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Fight for Sight is funding research by scientists from universities and hospitals in Birmingham and London using artificial intelligence to extract ‘hidden’ information from retinal images of patients with a rare eye condition called birdshot uveitis. Their goal is to enable earlier diagnosis and more precise monitoring of changes in the eye linked with the condition – helping to protect

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New molecular ‘scaffolding’ could repair nerve damage in glaucoma

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16 July 2019
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Fight for Sight is funding scientists at the University of Cambridge to research how a new ‘molecular scaffolding’ could help restore vital nerve connections between the eye and the brain, potentially recovering the sight loss caused by glaucoma and other conditions, and even paving the way for future eye transplants. Professor Keith Martin, Professor James Fawcett and team will be

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