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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Fight for Sight & Royal College of Ophthalmologists John Lee Primer Fellowship deadline is 7 November 2019

28 October 2019
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The deadline for applications to our John Lee Primer Fellowship is 7 November 2019. It offers £60,000, jointly supported by Fight for Sight and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, to support early stage ophthalmologists to undertake groundbreaking vision research. Primer Fellowships are prestigious awards, made on a fully competitive and peer reviewed basis. The call follows a one stage application

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Fight for Sight campaign highlights the personal impact of sight loss and the possibilities of science

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23 October 2019
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Fight for Sight has launched three campaign films to help raise awareness of the impact of sight loss and the possibilities of eye research to make a difference.   The films share the personal stories of people with sight loss, and some of the researchers who are on the cusp of breakthroughs with their research. Through the films the charity

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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
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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
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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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