Fight for Sight: Research shows one in two Brits putting eye health at risk during sunny weather

8 August 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Leading eye research charity Fight for Sight says that one in two people is putting their eye health at risk during sunny weather by not always wearing ultraviolet (UV) protective sunglasses to protect their eyes. A YouGov poll conducted on behalf of the charity in July 2018 has found that 54 percent of adults across Great Britain say that they

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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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Fight for Sight: Charity investigates snake venom treatment as an alternative to antibiotics in eye infections

19 July 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight has announced funding for an innovative research project that will investigate whether compounds used to treat snake venom and bee stings could provide an alternative to antibiotics in treating eye infection. Professor Stephen Kaye at the University of Liverpool is investigating alternative treatments for microbial keratitis, an infection of the cornea that can be serious if not

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Scottish eye research to find new treatments for condition causing blindness

13 July 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

The UK’s leading eye research charity, Fight for Sight, is partnering with the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) to support Scottish researchers in developing a treatment for autoimmune uveitis, a condition that can cause blindness. Dr Heather Wilson and Professor John Forrester from the University of Aberdeen and Dr Lucia Kuffova from NHS Grampian have been awarded £200,000 to investigate the

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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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Fight for Sight research could see an end to eye injections for patients with macular degeneration

24 June 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Eye research charity Fight for Sight has today announced funding for a research project that could help see an end to eye injections for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The charity, which has made the announcement at the start of Macular Week 2018, will be funding researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol to develop medicines that

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Fight for Sight announce their new charity partnership with RedEye

18 May 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

After a company-wide vote, RedEye employees have chosen to fundraise for Fight for Sight,  the UK’s leading eye research charity. The work of the charity is close to the hearts of many RedEye employees and the two organisations are looking forward to raising money for sight saving research over the next 12 months. As a company, RedEye will be endeavouring

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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 welcomes new Director of Research and Policy

11 May 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading eye research charity, is delighted to announce its latest Director appointment. Dr Neil Ebenezer is taking on the charity’s Director of Research, Policy and Innovation role, starting this month [May 2018]. Dr Ebenezer steps into the role at a time when the charity is growing and delivering significant support to the eye research sector.

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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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