Fight for Sight to take part in ICAP Charity Day and launch the ICAP Global Challenge Fund

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18 October 2019
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Fight for Sight is delighted to be among 26 charities that have been selected by ICAP to take part in their huge global fundraising initiative. On 10 December 2019, ICAP and its brokers will donate 100% of their global revenue and commission to the charities taking part. Last year on this day the company raised an incredible £4.5m across their

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Fight for Sight: World Sight Day: poll highlights a third of people living with sight loss experience mental health issues

10 October 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

A poll commissioned by eye research charity Fight for Sight has found that 4 in 10 Brits either has or knows someone with significant sight loss, and a third (33%) of these people have experienced mental health issues. The online poll conducted by YouGov on behalf of Fight for Sight, also shows that 84% of Brits fear losing their sight

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National Eye Health Week 2019: Charity poll highlights lack of awareness of the link between unhealthy lifestyle and sight loss

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24 September 2019
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A survey by eye research charity Fight for Sight published at the start of National Eye Health Week has found that many Brits are unaware that certain unhealthy habits have possible links to sight loss. According to the YouGov poll conducted on behalf of Fight for Sight, only 30% of adults know that an unhealthily diet has a possible link

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National Eye Health Week: Michel Roux Jr raises awareness of the need to look after your eyes this National Eye Health Week

23 September 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Dear Editor This week is National Eye Health Week and I’m supporting eye research charity Fight for Sight to raise awareness of the importance of looking after your eyes. Research for the charity has shown that only 30% of Brits are aware that unhealthy eating could affect their sight and just 40% are aware that smoking is linked to some

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Fight for Sight and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists invite applications for John Lee Primer Fellowships for research into sight loss

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13 September 2019
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In partnership with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Fight for Sight is now inviting applications for its John Lee Primer Fellowships, offering up to £60,000 to support early career ophthalmologists to undertake ground-breaking vision research. The scheme is designed to enable successful applicants to go on to complete a PhD and will provide them with experience and exposure to a

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Action Against AMD (AAAMD) partners with leading organisations and the UK Government to establish the Health Data Research Hub for Eye Health

13 September 2019
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AAAMD is a partner in INSIGHT – Health Data Research Hub for Eye Health. INSIGHT is one of the seven pioneering data research centres to enable cutting-edge research and innovation to benefit UK patients. There is an increasing demand for ‘big data’ to enable innovation in health technologies and improve patient care. INSIGHT creates an NHS-academic-industry partnership to make anonymised

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Fight for Sight and Royal College of Ophthalmologists: John Lee Primer Fellowship

22 August 2019
Source: Fight for Sight and Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Fight for Sight’s mission is to stop sight loss by funding the highest quality medical research and they are proud to collaborate with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to help achieve this goal. The John Lee Primer Fellowship is designed to support early stage ophthalmologists to undertake ground-breaking vision research and represents the first step for ophthalmologists to obtain a

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Fight for Sight: Examining the role of vitamin B3 supplementation in reducing and preventing retinal cell damage caused by glaucoma

20 August 2019

Fight for Sight is funding researchers at Cardiff University to examine the extent to which dietary supplementation of Nicotinamide – a form of vitamin B3 – can be used to reduce, and even prevent, retinal damage caused by glaucoma. This important research could help pave the way for new types of treatment for glaucoma, which are currently focused only on

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Researchers use artificial intelligence to improve diagnosis and treatment of birdshot uveitis

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25 July 2019
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Fight for Sight is funding research by scientists from universities and hospitals in Birmingham and London using artificial intelligence to extract ‘hidden’ information from retinal images of patients with a rare eye condition called birdshot uveitis. Their goal is to enable earlier diagnosis and more precise monitoring of changes in the eye linked with the condition – helping to protect

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New molecular ‘scaffolding’ could repair nerve damage in glaucoma

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16 July 2019
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Fight for Sight is funding scientists at the University of Cambridge to research how a new ‘molecular scaffolding’ could help restore vital nerve connections between the eye and the brain, potentially recovering the sight loss caused by glaucoma and other conditions, and even paving the way for future eye transplants. Professor Keith Martin, Professor James Fawcett and team will be

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