Fight for Sight: Charity announces research into personalised glaucoma treatment on World Sight Day 2018

11 October 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight has chosen World Sight Day 2018 (11 October) to announce funding for a research project that will develop personalised medicine for patients at risk of glaucoma from steroid use. Professor Colin Willoughby from Ulster University has been awarded a £170,000 project grant over three years to better understand the genetic basis for steroid-induced eye pressure. The aim

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University of Nottingham: Eye discovery to pave way for more successful corneal transplants

6 October 2018

A team of eye specialists at the University of Nottingham has made another novel discovery  that could help to improve the success of corneal transplants for patients whose sight has been affected by disease. The research, published in the October edition of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, has shed light on a characteristic of a thin membrane called the Descemets

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Papers for the 1st meeting of the Vision UK Research, Cures and Treatments Panel 17/09/18

17 September 2018
Source: Vision UK

Papers for the 1st meeting of the Vision UK Research, Cures and Treatments Panel 17/09/18  

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Fight for Sight: Charity’s virtual running event takes users on a journey to the centre of the eye

20 August 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

What: Free virtual running event taking participants on a ‘journey to the centre of the eye’.  Where: Race anywhere, any time with our free app! Delivers immersive audio with every step you take. Users download an app and can do the race in their own time from any location, including on a treadmill When: Registration from today, 20 August; Event

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Rt Hon Baroness Betty Boothroyd raises awareness of eye research underfunding

1 August 2018

The Rt Hon Baroness Boothroyd is launching a Fight for Sight campaign to raise awareness of eye health and the need for vital eye research. The former Speaker of the House of Commons will kick off the campaign by appearing in a BBC Radio 4 appeal which will be broadcast on Sunday 5 August 2018. She will be raising awareness

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Moorfields and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology: Thinner retinas are an early sign of cognitive decline

26 July 2018
Source: Moorfields

Researchers from Moorfields and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (UCL IoO) have found that thinner retinas in the human eye are a clear sign a person is at significant and increased risk of future mental decline. This breakthrough study co-authored by Prof Paul Foster, Professor of Glaucoma Studies  at UCL IoO and Moorfields, and Mr Praveen Patel, consultant ophthalmic surgeon

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Researchers are one step closer to developing eye drops to treat common sight loss condition

23 July 2018
Source: University of Birmingham

Scientists at the University of Birmingham are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. Its prevalence is increasing dramatically as the population ages and it is estimated that, by 2020, there will be about 200 million people worldwide with

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Fight for Sight announces new research strategy and calls for PhD Studentship Applications

12 July 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Leading eye research charity Fight for Sight has today announced details of its new research strategy, which has been designed to maximise the impact of research funding in the charity’s mission to stop sight loss. Over the next five years the charity will continue to fund research that addresses sight loss from any eye disease or condition while also focusing

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The first human corneas have been 3D printed by scientists at Newcastle University.

31 May 2018
Source: Newcastle University

It means the technique could be used in the future to ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. As the outermost layer of the human eye, the cornea has an important role in focusing vision. Yet there is a significant shortage of corneas available to transplant, with 10 million people worldwide requiring surgery to prevent corneal blindness as a result of diseases

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Fight for Sight: Golf day raises almost £2000 for vital eye research

14 May 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Imagine being told your child will lose their sight and that there’s no cure – yet. It’s difficult to  imagine having that conversation but it’s what had to happen in the Salisbury family when Tommy, at the age of five, was diagnosed with choroideremia, a rare inherited condition which causes progressive loss of vision. The family and some of their

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