Blind Veterans UK, the Macular Society, Scottish War Blinded and Fight for Sight team up to fight for sight and tackle a leading cause of blindness

27 September 2018
Source: Action Against AMD

Fight for Sight is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new partnership to find a treatment for one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. Working with Blind Veterans UK, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded, the charities have launched a new collaboration to transform the funding of research to address age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The

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Paralympic medallists join Fight for Sight’s virtual journey to the centre of the eye

24 September 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Paralympic medallists are supporting Fight for Sight’s massive adventure on a small scale, with the launch of a unique virtual event today for National Eye Health Week 2018 (24 September). Paralympic gold and silver medallists, including cyclists Neil and Lora Fachie and skier Millie Knight, are taking part in the event, which involves participants downloading an app and then listening

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

10 September 2018
Source: University of Manchester

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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Eastenders actress June Brown urges public to get eye tests after research finds over 70% who neglect them ‘can’t afford it’ or ‘can see fine’

5 September 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Leading eye research charity Fight for Sight has found that nearly three in ten British adults don’t follow the NHS recommendation to have an eye test every two years, and that the majority of this group (74%) say that it’s either because they can’t afford it or because they ‘can see fine’. The YouGov research surveyed over 2000 people across

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Fight for Sight: Charity’s virtual running event takes users on a journey to the centre of the eye

20 August 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

What: Free virtual running event taking participants on a ‘journey to the centre of the eye’.  Where: Race anywhere, any time with our free app! Delivers immersive audio with every step you take. Users download an app and can do the race in their own time from any location, including on a treadmill When: Registration from today, 20 August; Event

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Fight for Sight: Charity invites applications from brightest minds in vision research

16 August 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading sight loss charity, has announced that the Project Grants Awards and the recently established Primer Fellowship call is now open for applications. The charity will provide funding of up to £60,000 for two individuals to undertake vision related research for one year. One of the Fellowships is funded in collaboration with The Royal College

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Fight for Sight: Research shows one in two Brits putting eye health at risk during sunny weather

8 August 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Leading eye research charity Fight for Sight says that one in two people is putting their eye health at risk during sunny weather by not always wearing ultraviolet (UV) protective sunglasses to protect their eyes. A YouGov poll conducted on behalf of the charity in July 2018 has found that 54 percent of adults across Great Britain say that they

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Rt Hon Baroness Betty Boothroyd raises awareness of eye research underfunding

1 August 2018

The Rt Hon Baroness Boothroyd is launching a Fight for Sight campaign to raise awareness of eye health and the need for vital eye research. The former Speaker of the House of Commons will kick off the campaign by appearing in a BBC Radio 4 appeal which will be broadcast on Sunday 5 August 2018. She will be raising awareness

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Fight for Sight: Charity investigates snake venom treatment as an alternative to antibiotics in eye infections

19 July 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight has announced funding for an innovative research project that will investigate whether compounds used to treat snake venom and bee stings could provide an alternative to antibiotics in treating eye infection. Professor Stephen Kaye at the University of Liverpool is investigating alternative treatments for microbial keratitis, an infection of the cornea that can be serious if not

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Scottish eye research to find new treatments for condition causing blindness

13 July 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

The UK’s leading eye research charity, Fight for Sight, is partnering with the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) to support Scottish researchers in developing a treatment for autoimmune uveitis, a condition that can cause blindness. Dr Heather Wilson and Professor John Forrester from the University of Aberdeen and Dr Lucia Kuffova from NHS Grampian have been awarded £200,000 to investigate the

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