Vision Direct: UK contact lens users putting vision at risk with bad habits

20 September 2017
Source: Vision Direct

There are 4.2 million contact lens wearers in the UK and while many look after their eyes and lenses, others, according to a new report are putting their eye health at risk by failing to follow basic contact lens care guidelines. London, 19th September. Over two million people in the UK are currently affected by sight loss and this is

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Fight for Sight: New Primer Fellowship Awards Launched

16 August 2017
Source: Fight for Sight

Today (16 August), Fight for Sight is launching its second grants round of 2017/18. As the leading eye research charity, they are determined to fully maximise the impact of the research they fund. They know their supporters expect this of them and they know that millions of people worldwide can benefit from the pioneering research that they fund. This year

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Gene therapy company submit an application to NICE for the world’s first ever treatment for an inherited eye disease

10 August 2017
Source: Fight for Sight

Spark Therapeutics, an American gene therapy company, has published potentially ground-breaking data from the first ever Phase 3 clinical trial for an inherited retinal disease (IRD). This is the first time any treatment for a genetic disease has reached this stage. Published in the Lancet in July, the results illustrate how a new gene therapy drug called voretigene neparvovec could

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Fight for Sight is now inviting applications for the Small Grant Awards Scheme and the PhD Studentships

13 July 2017
Source: Fight for Sight

   Each year Fight for Sight provide a range of funding opportunities for research teams who are attached to recognised UK academic or medical institutions. Small Grant Awards Schemes Limited to clinical research studies in the field of ophthalmology and vision science. The awards are tenable for one year. Up to £15,000. The call for “Small Grant Awards” is now

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Fight For Sight: Vacancy: Research Manager

26 June 2017
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight are looking for a Research Manager to develop and deliver the organisation’s research and grants programme. This position sits within a newly formed Research, Policy and Innovation Directorate. A key part of this role will be maintaining a high quality grants programme, as well as shaping our research programme, as well as establishing and maintain external relationships

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Tee-off for Team Tilda! Call for entries to Warwickshire’s charity Golf Day for Fight for Sight

31 March 2017
Source: Fight for Sight

Golfing fans are urged to sign-up to this year’s Golf Day in aid of Fight for Sight in July and help raise funds on behalf of Matilda Henley, an 8-year old girl who has been battling sight problems since she was 18 months old. Money raised will help fund research into corneal dystrophies. Matilda, from Kenilworth in Warwickshire, suffers from

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