First time marathon runner supporting Fight for Sight’s keratoconus research

18 April 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Patrick de Mars is running his first ever London Marathon for Fight for Sight, inspired by his  cousin Imogen who lives with keratoconus. Patrick’s story is not just about supporting his cousin on her journey with keratoconus but one of falling in love with running. Patrick’s commitment came from a recently established family tradition: “For me, it was peer pressure.

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Fight for Sight announces recipients of first ever Primer Fellowship Awards

9 April 2018

Fight for Sight is today [6 April 2018] announcing the first recipients of its Primer Fellowship Awards. In its mission to stop sight loss, Fight for Sight wants to attract outstanding trainee eye health professionals to undertake vision research. The Primer Fellowship Awards have been established in partnership with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and The Royal Society of Medicine

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Fight for Sight and the AZOOR Society host first ever AZOOR Community Day

4 April 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

          Fight for Sight and the AZOOR Society teamed up last week [19-3-18] to hold the first ever community day dedicated to the condition. AZOOR (Acute Zonal Occult Outer Retinopathy) is a rare eye condition which can result in complete sight loss. It was only recognised and named just over 25 years ago – in a

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Fight For Sight: Call closing soon for Ophthalmology Trainee Research Network Awards

21 March 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

The closing date for applications for a grant award aimed at trainee ophthalmologists is fast approaching. The Ophthalmology Trainee Research Network Awards, from Fight for Sight and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, offer grants of up to £5,000 to support studies with a clear patient benefit. These awards are designed specifically for trainee ophthalmologists to instigate an NHS-delivered clinical research

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Macular Society: Artificial intelligence company and four UK charities partner to find a cure for AMD

15 March 2018
Source: The Macular Society

BenevolentAI and Action Against AMD, a group of UK sight loss charities, have today announced their partnership to use BenevolentAI’s technology to find treatments and a potential cure for the leading cause of blindness in the UK – age-related macular degeneration (AMD). BenevolentAI is collaborating with a group of four charities partnering to find a cure for AMD. Blind Veterans UK, Fight

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Fight for Sight/UCL Institute of Ophthalmology: Innovative therapy could treat patients with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy

9 March 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

A proof-of-concept study carried out at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology with funding from Fight for Sight has highlighted the potential of a targeted antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) therapy to treat Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy patients with a mutation in the TCF4 gene. Results from the study are published this week in The American Journal of Human Genetics. Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy

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Millie Knight is a Fight for Sight champion

22 February 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

The leading eye research charity Fight for Sight has, with just 15 days to go until the Winter Paralympics, announced that super skier Millie Knight is a Fight for Sight #champion! Millie started skiing as a child at just 6 year old. But by the time she was 7, Millie had lost the majority of her sight. She is a

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Fight for Sight and Diabetes UK announce new research partnership

19 February 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

          Additional funding made available for research into visual impairment associated with diabetes The leading eye research charity, Fight for Sight, has partnered with the leading UK charity for people affected by diabetes, Diabetes UK, to call for applications for a new jointly funded award. This is the first time the two organisations have joined forces.

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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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