Charity Fight for Sight announces strategy to continue the eye research pipeline throughout covid-19 crisis and beyond

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6 April 2020
Source: Fight for Sight

Eye research charity Fight for Sight has announced its latest project funding and its plans for continuing its efforts to advance eye research in the current global health crisis and beyond. The charity is doing everything in its power to maintain business as usual during the Covid-19 pandemic and will continue to award research funding as planned over the next

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Vision UK Research Cures and Treatments Panel Statement on the funding of Clinical Eye Research

30 January 2020
Source: Vision UK

Almost two million people are living with significant sight loss in the UK and this figure is predicted to double to four million by 2050. However over 50% of this sight less could be avoided. This would not only have a huge impact – both financially and emotionally – on the lives of millions but save millions of pounds in

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Urgent Action on Blindness Needed in 2020, as Charity Convenes Leading Ophthalmologists to Highlight the Research Funding Gap

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7 January 2020
Source: Fight for Sight

Leading eye research charity Fight for Sight has convened the UK’s leading ophthalmologists to draw attention to the ‘1:20 funding gap’. Twelve leaders in the field have signed up to a public letter which is published in today’s Guardian (7 January 2020), calling on the new government to develop a national plan on sight loss that will ensure eye research

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Increase in research grants for women highlighted at annual Women in Vision UK event

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17 December 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

More than sixty leading female researchers came together in Liverpool on Friday 14 December 2018 for the second annual ‘Women in Vision UK’ conference. Women in Vision UK, which launched in London last year, aims to promote connections between women working in all fields related to vision, to support collaboration and mentoring, and increase female profile in the sector. The

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Calling all women working in a field related to vision please complete WomenInVsionUK survey

23 November 2018
Source: Women in vision UK

If you’re a woman working in any field related to vision, please complete Women in Vision UK’s annual survey, by the end of November! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X2YCKMS Women in Vision UK Promote connections between women working in the field of vision and eye research. A network aimed broadly at all women working in and around vision, from basic research to clinical practice,

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NIHR: Eye disease patients have more opportunity than ever to take part in NHS research studies

21 November 2018
Source: NIHR

• 76 per cent of hospitals in England now offer patients the opportunity to take part in eye disease studies • 15,500 patients per year offered innovative treatments for diseases such as age-related macular degeneration • Ophthalmology community ‘punching above its weight’ in world of research A new paper published today highlights how some 76 per cent of hospitals in

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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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