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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Fight for Sight partners with ten charities for its next grant round

8 May 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight has today [1 May 2018] announced a call for Small Grant Award applications. The UK’s leading eye research charity is this year able to offer thirteen awards to fund sight saving clinical research, ten of which are being jointly funded with other charities.  Michele Acton, Fight for Sight’s Chief Executive, said: “Fight for Sight’s mission is to

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Fight for Sight’s record breaking round of new PhD awards

25 April 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

The UK’s leading eye research charity, Fight for Sight, is today announcing the recipients of its annual PhD studentships. The ten awards, totalling almost £1 million, are a record for Fight for Sight. Michele Acton, Fight for Sight’s Chief Executive, said: “This year we have awarded more PhD studentships than ever before. We are committed to addressing sight loss and

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Macular Society: Applications for research grants now open

4 April 2018
Source: The Macular Society

The Macular Society’s 2019 grants round is now open for preliminary applications for research grants and PhD studentships. The Macular Society has an annual grant application round for research grants and PhD studentships. The Society will consider applications for clinical or laboratory-based research projects aimed at improving the treatment or quality of life of patients with macular disease. Projects must

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Macular Society: The first patients to receive a new treatment derived from stem cells for people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have regained enough vision to be able to read.

20 March 2018
Source: Macular Society

The first patients to receive a new treatment derived from stem cells for people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have regained enough vision to be able to read. The study is a major milestone for the London Project to Cure Blindness, which was funded by the Macular Society in 2008. AMD is the most common cause of sight loss

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Charities Unite To Tackle Leading Cause Of Blindness

9 February 2018
Source: Blind Veterans UK, Fight for Sight, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded

Four leading sight loss charities have announced a unique partnership to find a treatment for one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. Blind Veterans UK, Fight for Sight, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded are jointly launching a collaboration to transform the funding of research to address age-related macular degeneration (AMD).              

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Fight for Sight announces 13 new awards to fund vital eye research

5 February 2018
Source: Fight for sight

Fight for Sight partners with nine different organisations to fund impactful and innovative research Fight for Sight, the leading eye research charity, has awarded grants totalling over £180,000 for thirteen vital research projects in partnership with nine different organisations. Fight for Sight has doubled its partnership working from the previous year, to further extend their impact and support for innovative

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Fight for Sight: New research to help address Thyroid Eye Disease

12 January 2018
Source: Fight for sight

Fight for Sight in partnership with British Thyroid Foundation and Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust funds two new studies Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading eye research charity, has teamed up with two other charities to fund new research into thyroid eye disease (TED), a condition affecting tens of thousands of people in the UK. TED is an autoimmune inflammatory

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Funding research into a technological solution for repeated involuntary eye movement

2 January 2018
Source: FIght for Sight, Nystagmus Network

Fight for Sight and Nystagmus Network have partnered to fund research aimed at the early detection of nystagmus and improve the quality of life of those with the condition. Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading eye research charity, and Nystagmus Network, the foremost UK charity providing support and information about nystagmus, are working in partnership to fund research into a

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