The MED4VI Study (mobile electronic devices for visual impairment) – now looking for participants

MED4VI Study logo

24 June 2019
Source: City, University of London

The study, funded by Fight for Sight and run by the University of Manchester in collaboration with City, University of London, aims to discover whether mobile electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets improve quality of life for people with a visual impairment. Although this technology has great potential to benefit people with visual impairment, there is currently little evidence

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Fight for Sight: Boosting natural repair processes could be an alternative treatment in age related macular degeneration

Male scientist in laboratory

19 June 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight has announced funding for scientists at Queen’s University Belfast who hope to boost the capacity for damaged tiny blood vessels in the back of the eye to repair themselves – prevent or slow down sight loss for patients with age-related macular degeneration. The research, led by Professor Alan Stitt, Dr Reinhold Medina and Dr Imre Lengyel at

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Sight loss charities join forces to launch online advice hub

17 June 2019
Source: Sight Advice FAQ

  The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Guide Dogs, Visionary, VICTA, Fight for Sight and Vision UK are working together to provide blind and partially sighted people with easy to access high-quality information about sight loss. Working in partnership, the sight loss charities have shared their expertise to create the new website, http://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk which pulls together content from

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Fight for Sight calls for new round of applications for its Small Grant Awards with charity partners

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13 June 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight is partnering with five national charities with shared research interests to offer their Small Grant Awards, for which it is now inviting applications. Each Small Grant Award will be jointly funded by Fight for Sight and the respective charity partner, and will offer up to £15,000 to clinical or research scientists to conduct stand-alone research projects for

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Understanding how immune cells cause scarring in wet age-related macular degeneration

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31 May 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

A study funded by research charity Fight for Sight aims to understand the role that our own immune cells play in the development of macular scarring. This scarring can cause irreversible sight loss in more than half of patients with the wet form of age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), the leading cause of sight loss in the UK. The knowledge

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‘Organ-on-a-chip’ opens the door to new treatment for glaucoma and other eye diseases

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24 May 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Eye research charity, Fight for Sight, is funding the development of an ‘organ-on-chip’ that for the first time will be used to help investigate glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. Dr Darryl Overby and Dr Sam Au from Imperial College London, in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Duke University, will build upon the latest bioengineering technology to

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Our biggest ever investment in nystagmus research

29 April 2019
Source: Nystagmus Network

Thanks to the generosity of our members, fundraisers and supporters and our longstanding partnership with Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading eye research charity, the Nystagmus Network is delighted to be able to announce our biggest ever funding commitment to nystagmus research. At the Nystagmus Network nystagmus research workshop in September 2018, charity trustees asked the UK research and clinical

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Understanding the cause of irreversible blindness in East Africa

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10 April 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Research into a common eye condition in East Africa which causes irreversible vision loss is receiving vital funding from the eye research charity Fight for Sight, in partnership with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth). Researchers aim to develop effective treatments for a condition known as Tanzanian Endemic Optic Neuropathy (TEON) based on the results from this study. Forty thousand

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Charity raises awareness of corneal shortage after poll shows eyes are the organ Brits are least likely to donate

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3 April 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Eye research charity Fight for Sight is raising awareness of the importance of eye donation and the current shortfall in corneas for transplant[1], after research found that eyes are the organ Brits would be the least likely to donate after their death, when asked to choose from a list.[2] In a YouGov poll, a staggering 44% of GB adults declared

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Fight for Sight: Research to improve survival rates for patients with eye cancer

15 March 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight is this week announcing research to identify new treatments that could improve survival rates for an eye cancer called uveal melanoma. Researchers from the University of Liverpool will be analysing tumour samples to gain a better understanding about the role of mutation in a gene known as BAP1 in the development of uveal melanoma. The underlying changes

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