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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Fight for Sight’s record breaking round of new PhD awards

25 April 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

The UK’s leading eye research charity, Fight for Sight, is today announcing the recipients of its annual PhD studentships. The ten awards, totalling almost £1 million, are a record for Fight for Sight. Michele Acton, Fight for Sight’s Chief Executive, said: “This year we have awarded more PhD studentships than ever before. We are committed to addressing sight loss and

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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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