Fight for Sight is the main charity in the UK dedicated to funding pioneering research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.
Our current research programme of over £8 million is focused on preventing and treating 24 different eye conditions as well as a large number of rare eye diseases, giving hope to the 2 million people in the UK estimated to be affected by sight loss.
We’ve had many successes including:
• saving the sight of thousands of premature babies through understanding
and controlling levels of oxygen delivery
• restoring sight by establishing the UK Corneal Transplant Service
enabling over 52,000 corneal transplants to take place
• providing the funding for the research leading to the world’s first
clinical trial for choroideremia
• bringing hope to children with inherited eye disease by helping to fund
the team responsible for the world’s first gene therapy clinical trial.
Eye research is severely underfunded because killer diseases win the fight for government and charity funding. Fight for Sight relies solely on voluntary income, so your support is vital to help make sight loss a thing of the past.