Researchers investigate how our natural ‘body clock’ could influence short sightedness

14 December 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Eye research charity Fight for Sight and the Thomas Pocklington Trust are funding research to understand how a disrupted ‘natural body clock’ plays a role in the development of short-sightedness (myopia). Researchers from Ulster University will be studying children at low and high risk of developing myopia by taking saliva samples and analysing melatonin levels combined with data about family

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New treatments could help prevent sight loss for children with eye cancer

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28 November 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Eye research charity, Fight for Sight, is launching a campaign to raise awareness of eye cancer retinoblastoma and is announcing funding for vital research that could help save the sight of children with the condition. Researchers at Newcastle University will be using the latest pioneering stem cell techniques to develop a ‘model’ for the disease that could result in improved

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Fight for Sight: Charity announces research into personalised glaucoma treatment on World Sight Day 2018

11 October 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight has chosen World Sight Day 2018 (11 October) to announce funding for a research project that will develop personalised medicine for patients at risk of glaucoma from steroid use. Professor Colin Willoughby from Ulster University has been awarded a £170,000 project grant over three years to better understand the genetic basis for steroid-induced eye pressure. The aim

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AOP and Fight for Sight ask the public to ‘celebrate their sight’ in new TV advert

3 October 2018
Source: The AOP

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is partnering with eye research charity Fight for Sight to promote the importance of regular sight tests in a new TV advert and public awareness campaign launching 3 October. The Celebrate your sight TV advert, which features a voiceover by presenter and author, Konnie Huq, will be promoted on Sky Adsmart across 250 postcode districts

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National Eye Health Week 2018: Research funding will use iPads to identify the best method to manage nystagmus

28 September 2018
Source: Fight for Sight and Nystagmus Network

Fight for Sight and The Nystagmus Network have announced funding for three exciting nystagmus research projects at the Nystagmus Network Conference, which is taking place today during National Eye Health Week 2018. In total £30,000 in funding will be used for projects bringing benefits to children and adults living with the condition, which is characterised by involuntary and repetitive movements

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Blind Veterans UK, the Macular Society, Scottish War Blinded and Fight for Sight team up to fight for sight and tackle a leading cause of blindness

27 September 2018
Source: Action Against AMD

Fight for Sight is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new partnership to find a treatment for one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. Working with Blind Veterans UK, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded, the charities have launched a new collaboration to transform the funding of research to address age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The

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Paralympic medallists join Fight for Sight’s virtual journey to the centre of the eye

24 September 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Paralympic medallists are supporting Fight for Sight’s massive adventure on a small scale, with the launch of a unique virtual event today for National Eye Health Week 2018 (24 September). Paralympic gold and silver medallists, including cyclists Neil and Lora Fachie and skier Millie Knight, are taking part in the event, which involves participants downloading an app and then listening

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

10 September 2018
Source: University of Manchester

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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Eastenders actress June Brown urges public to get eye tests after research finds over 70% who neglect them ‘can’t afford it’ or ‘can see fine’

5 September 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Leading eye research charity Fight for Sight has found that nearly three in ten British adults don’t follow the NHS recommendation to have an eye test every two years, and that the majority of this group (74%) say that it’s either because they can’t afford it or because they ‘can see fine’. The YouGov research surveyed over 2000 people across

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Fight for Sight: Charity’s virtual running event takes users on a journey to the centre of the eye

20 August 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

What: Free virtual running event taking participants on a ‘journey to the centre of the eye’.  Where: Race anywhere, any time with our free app! Delivers immersive audio with every step you take. Users download an app and can do the race in their own time from any location, including on a treadmill When: Registration from today, 20 August; Event

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