UK charity donates generous funding for eye disease treatment

July 14, 2012

Fight for Sight has donated £1.6 million towards ten research grants focused on tackling sight loss and eye disease treatment.

Fight for Sight has donated £1.6 million towards ten research grants focused on tackling sight loss and eye disease treatment.

The research grants will be given to a clinical fellowship, two early career investigator awards and seven project grants. Work will begin universities and hospitals across the UK and aims to develop treatment for age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, eyelid cancer, inherited paediatric retinal disease and diabetic retinopathy.

Dr Dolores Conroy, Director of Research at Fight for Sight, commented, "Currently, there are a huge number of eye conditions that we do not know enough about, and which have few treatment options – such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. It is therefore crucial that we invest as much as we can into research, which could bring us closer to finding new ways to help people living with sight loss. We hope our commitment to funding pioneering research will bring us even closer to a future everyone can see.”

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