Fight for Sight
Fight for Sight is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to funding pioneering research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease. The charity funds a wide range of ground-breaking research into eye diseases that affect millions of people both young and old, including age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, corneal disease, inherited retinal diseases including retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt’s, choroideremia and many rare eye diseases. Our objective is to benefit those currently affected by sight loss or who may be affected in the future. We aim to ensure the dissemination of research findings so that advances can be translated into patient benefit and to increase understanding of how the eye works, how sight loss can develop and how it can be prevented and/or treated.
- Fight for Sight has been funding research into blindness and eye disease since 1965.
- The charity has a current research commitment totalling over £7m.
- We currently fund over 100 innovative research projects at more than 28 universities and hospitals throughout the UK. These projects cover a wide range of research including biomedical, translational and clinical research.
- As a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities, Fight for Sight follows best practice in peer reviewing research to ensure that only the most promising projects are funded.
- Fight for Sight has a strong track record of delivering benefit from the research that it has funded and directly impacting people’s lives. Some of our major achievements include: establishing the UK Corneal Transplant Service enabling over 52,000 transplants to take place; revolutionising treatment for amblyopia (lazy eye); saving the sight of thousands of premature babies by controlling levels of oxygen delivery; funding research that has led to the world’s first gene therapy clinical trials for Leber’s congenital amaurosis and choroideremia which is bringing hope to many with inherited eye diseases.
Dr Dolores M Conroy
Fight for Sight
18 Mansell Street
London E1 8AA
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7264 3902