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

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25 July 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

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
Source: Fight for Sight

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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Fight for Sight poll reveals Brits put their eyesight at risk through dangerous contact lens habits

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10 July 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Poll results released today by charity Fight for Sight highlight that many Brits are frequently putting their eyesight at risk through unsafe contact lens habits, unaware that these could lead to a painful and sight-threatening eye infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis. Of those Brits who wear contact lenses polled by YouGov on behalf of the charity, 56% admitted they’d worn their

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Fight for Sight, Vacancy: Events & Community Officer

5 July 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

The Events & Community Officer will play a key role in delivering Fight for Sight’s challenge event portfolio and engage with a wide range of volunteers, membership groups and associations, students and local businesses. You will lead on the delivery of key challenge and special events, such as London Marathon, Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon and our own carol concert,

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Investigating the influence of a protein in the development of age-related macular degeneration

3 July 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight is announcing funding for researchers from the University of Manchester who aim to investigate the role of a protein in the development of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the UK. The protein is known normally to protect membranes and tissues around the body but its recent discovery on a special membrane (Bruch’s membrane)

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

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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

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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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