Fight for Sight survey on personal impact of sight loss is now live

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24 January 2020
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Leading eye research charity Fight for Sight has launched a survey to gather broader insights into the personal impact of sight loss and eye conditions. The charity is inviting those affected by sight loss – either personally or indirectly via someone they care for – to participate in the survey and strengthen the case for urgently needed eye research funding.

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Researchers to use cutting-edge technology to investigate genetic links in age-related macular degeneration

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20 January 2020
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Eye research charity Fight for Sight is funding researchers from the University of Manchester to investigate the genetic risk of the UK’s leading cause of blindness, age-related macular degeneration. Researchers led by Dr Rachel Taylor will use a combination of cutting-edge technologies – including molecular ‘tools’ from bacteria – to analyse the impact of gene changes identified in families where

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Fight for Sight Launches ‘20 Voices’ Campaign to Highlight Personal Impact of Sight Loss

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14 January 2020
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Eye research charity Fight for Sight is today launching the ’20 voices for 2020′ campaign, sharing the stories of 20 people whose lives have been impacted by sight loss. The campaign hopes to raise awareness of the personal impact of sight loss in the UK and the possibilities of science to make a difference. Fifteen-year-old Rose Roberts is lending her

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Urgent Action on Blindness Needed in 2020, as Charity Convenes Leading Ophthalmologists to Highlight the Research Funding Gap

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7 January 2020
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Leading eye research charity Fight for Sight has convened the UK’s leading ophthalmologists to draw attention to the ‘1:20 funding gap’. Twelve leaders in the field have signed up to a public letter which is published in today’s Guardian (7 January 2020), calling on the new government to develop a national plan on sight loss that will ensure eye research

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Research identifies new grading system to predict future vision of children with infantile nystagmus

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19 December 2019
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Fight for Sight-funded researchers from the University of Leicester have identified a new way of predicting the future vision of children with infantile nystagmus. The research, published in the journal Ophthalmology[1] has developed a grading system for retinal development in infants and young children with the condition, providing an important tool for ophthalmologists to determine their future vision. This new

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Fight for Sight celebrity supporters take part in annual ICAP Charity Day

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11 December 2019
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Yesterday (10 December 2019), a star-studded line-up of Fight for Sight’s celebrity supporters comprising footballing legend, Michael Owen, took part in a global fundraising initiative known as the annual ICAP Charity Day. Fight for Sight was one of a host of charities chosen to participate and helps tackle the most globally prevalent cause of sight loss: age-related macular generation (AMD).

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Researchers test drugs with potential to restore sight loss from aniridia

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9 December 2019
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Fight for Sight is funding scientists from the University of Aberdeen to test two repurposed drugs for the treatment of the rare eye condition aniridia, which causes blindness. The team will determine whether administering either of the drugs by mouth or in eye drop form can restore levels of a vital protein to normal levels. If successful the study could

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Fight for Sight launches survey to gather insights on personal impact of sight loss

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20 November 2019
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Fight for Sight is launching an online survey to gather broader insights into the personal impact of sight loss and eye conditions. The charity invites those affected by sight loss – either personally or indirectly via someone they care for – to participate in the survey and strengthen the case for urgently needed eye research funding. The survey comes in

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Fight for Sight funds the UK’s first large-scale glaucoma biobank to personalise glaucoma care

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18 November 2019
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Fight for Sight is funding a project to create the UK’s first large-scale glaucoma biobank, a new tool that will help personalise glaucoma treatment and identify patients most at risk of sight loss. Fight for Sight-funded researcher Dr Anthony Khawaja and his team will establish a data resource to allow better genetic prediction of which glaucoma patients are likely to

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New research discovers possible alternative to antibiotics to treat corneal infections and sight loss

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31 October 2019
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A researcher from the University of Nottingham has discovered a possible alternative to traditional anitbiotics to treat corneal infections. In his project, Fight for Sight funded researcher Dr Darren Ting from the University of Nottingham explored using antimicrobial peptide drugs to treat corneal infections, which can cause severe sight loss and blindness. The initial findings of this research project are

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