Fight for Sight and Diabetes UK announce new research partnership

19 February 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

          Additional funding made available for research into visual impairment associated with diabetes The leading eye research charity, Fight for Sight, has partnered with the leading UK charity for people affected by diabetes, Diabetes UK, to call for applications for a new jointly funded award. This is the first time the two organisations have joined forces.

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Charities Unite To Tackle Leading Cause Of Blindness

9 February 2018
Source: Blind Veterans UK, Fight for Sight, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded

Four leading sight loss charities have announced a unique partnership to find a treatment for one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. Blind Veterans UK, Fight for Sight, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded are jointly launching a collaboration to transform the funding of research to address age-related macular degeneration (AMD).              

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Fight for Sight: Vacancy: Director of Research, Policy & Innovation

8 February 2018
Source: Fight for sight

FFS have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding candidate to come and lead their newly formed Research, Policy and Innovation Directorate. Reporting to the Chief Executive and as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), the Director of Research, Policy & Innovation will be responsible for the charity’s programme of developing solutions for those who are or may be

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University of Manchester: What do you think about mobile electronic devices for visually impaired service users?

5 February 2018
Source: University of Manchester

Do you routinely ask service users whether they use a smartphone? Do you recommend the use of a Kindle, or an iPad? Or do you think that these devices aren’t suitable or available for a lot of your client group? Whatever your experience with mobile electronic devices for individuals who are visually impaired, we would like to hear about your

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Fight for Sight announces 13 new awards to fund vital eye research

5 February 2018
Source: Fight for sight

Fight for Sight partners with nine different organisations to fund impactful and innovative research Fight for Sight, the leading eye research charity, has awarded grants totalling over £180,000 for thirteen vital research projects in partnership with nine different organisations. Fight for Sight has doubled its partnership working from the previous year, to further extend their impact and support for innovative

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Fight for Sight opens call for Ophthalmology Trainee Research Network Awards

29 January 2018
Source: Fight for sight

Applications for grant funding are being sought from trainee ophthalmologists by Fight for Sight and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. The Ophthalmology Trainee Research Network Awards, which offer grants of up to £5,000, support studies with a clear patient benefit. These awards are funded by Fight for Sight and supported by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. They are designed specifically

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Fight for Sight: New research to help address Thyroid Eye Disease

12 January 2018
Source: Fight for sight

Fight for Sight in partnership with British Thyroid Foundation and Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust funds two new studies Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading eye research charity, has teamed up with two other charities to fund new research into thyroid eye disease (TED), a condition affecting tens of thousands of people in the UK. TED is an autoimmune inflammatory

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Fight for Sight response to the Spark Therapeutics price for Luxturna

4 January 2018
Source: Fight for sight

George McNamara, Director of Research, Policy and Innovation of Fight for Sight, the eye research charity, comments that: “Gene therapy is a novel technique which holds the potential to deliver new treatments for those living with sight loss. The approval of Luxturna in the US highlights the importance of ensuring that as more gene therapies come into effect here in

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Funding research into a technological solution for repeated involuntary eye movement

2 January 2018
Source: FIght for Sight, Nystagmus Network

Fight for Sight and Nystagmus Network have partnered to fund research aimed at the early detection of nystagmus and improve the quality of life of those with the condition. Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading eye research charity, and Nystagmus Network, the foremost UK charity providing support and information about nystagmus, are working in partnership to fund research into a

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