Research to understand the role of nerve damage in keratoconus

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25 January 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight has today announced funding for research to investigate the causes of keratoconus. The condition, which usually affects young people, results in progressive damage to the cornea – the window at the front of the eye – and has a profound impact on vision and quality of life. Dr Mouhamed Al-Aqaba and his team of researchers at Nottingham

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Breakthrough in identifying new genes in age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness.

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18 January 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight funded research published this week in ‘Clinical Epigenetics’, has identified new genes linked to the development of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the UK. The research team, led by Dr Louise Porter at the University of Liverpool, have identified genes that may represent new targets for the development of treatments. Currently there is

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Researchers investigate the benefits of supplements for thyroid eye disease

11 January 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight and the Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust are funding research to establish the benefits of using a type of oral supplement for UK patients with thyroid eye disease, which affects around 300,000 people in the UK. Researchers from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust will recruit 110 patients with the condition who will be randomly selected to receive selenium

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Just £5 to achieve your New Year’s resolution – tap into our January discount for challenge events

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1 January 2019
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If you have joined thousands of others in making a News Year’s Resolution to get fit or simply want a challenge, then look no further – Fight for Sight is offering an 80% reduction in registration fee for an exciting range of challenge events during 2019. For just £5 you can register for fantastic events including Vitality Big Half on

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Top tips for eye health in 2019

24 December 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight  is sharing simple tips to help people keep their eyes healthy in 2019: Have regular eye tests You should have your eyes tested at least every two years. Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms, it’s still really important as a test can pick up certain eye conditions at an early stage, allowing you to get

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Increase in research grants for women highlighted at annual Women in Vision UK event

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17 December 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

More than sixty leading female researchers came together in Liverpool on Friday 14 December 2018 for the second annual ‘Women in Vision UK’ conference. Women in Vision UK, which launched in London last year, aims to promote connections between women working in all fields related to vision, to support collaboration and mentoring, and increase female profile in the sector. The

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Researchers investigate how our natural ‘body clock’ could influence short sightedness

14 December 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Eye research charity Fight for Sight and the Thomas Pocklington Trust are funding research to understand how a disrupted ‘natural body clock’ plays a role in the development of short-sightedness (myopia). Researchers from Ulster University will be studying children at low and high risk of developing myopia by taking saliva samples and analysing melatonin levels combined with data about family

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New treatments could help prevent sight loss for children with eye cancer

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28 November 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Eye research charity, Fight for Sight, is launching a campaign to raise awareness of eye cancer retinoblastoma and is announcing funding for vital research that could help save the sight of children with the condition. Researchers at Newcastle University will be using the latest pioneering stem cell techniques to develop a ‘model’ for the disease that could result in improved

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Fight for Sight: Charity announces research into personalised glaucoma treatment on World Sight Day 2018

11 October 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight has chosen World Sight Day 2018 (11 October) to announce funding for a research project that will develop personalised medicine for patients at risk of glaucoma from steroid use. Professor Colin Willoughby from Ulster University has been awarded a £170,000 project grant over three years to better understand the genetic basis for steroid-induced eye pressure. The aim

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AOP and Fight for Sight ask the public to ‘celebrate their sight’ in new TV advert

3 October 2018
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The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is partnering with eye research charity Fight for Sight to promote the importance of regular sight tests in a new TV advert and public awareness campaign launching 3 October. The Celebrate your sight TV advert, which features a voiceover by presenter and author, Konnie Huq, will be promoted on Sky Adsmart across 250 postcode districts

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