Fight for Sight is the leading UK charity dedicated to funding pioneering research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease. We aim to stop sight loss, so we can all have a future that everyone can see.
Fight for Sight is funding research to stop sight loss caused by both common and rare eye diseases and conditions. These include age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, inherited eye diseases and the causes of childhood sight loss. Research that has been funded by Fight for Sight has resulted in:
· the identification of new genes responsible for glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, keratoconus and other corneal disorders, and Nance-Horan syndrome
· the world’s first clinical trial of a treatment (a gene therapy) for choroideremia, an inherited condition that causes blindness in men
· the design of a new test that can detect the early stages of sight loss in age-related macular degeneration
We award around £3 million each year to researchers working in hospitals and universities throughout the UK.
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Fight for Sight has received support from the following celebrities listed on this site: