Two new nystagmus research projects funded


Fight for Sight and Nystagmus Network are funding research into the impact of glare in infantile nystagmus and albinism in the hope of improving outcomes for people with the condition. People with nystagmus often experience glare, but until now this has not been researched thoroughly. The team at University of Leicester, led by Dr Frank … Continue reading Two new nystagmus research projects funded

Nystagmus research grant funding open for applications


The next round of small grant awards for nystagmus research is now open for application. The grant, funded jointly by Fight for Sight and the Nystagmus Network is worth up to £15,000. The Fight for Sight / Nystagmus Network Small Grant Award One award to support clinical research to address visual impairment associated with nystagmus, focusing on … Continue reading Nystagmus research grant funding open for applications

Fight for Sight launches survey on impact of Covid-19 on people with eye conditions


Eye research charity Fight for Sight has launched a survey to gather broader insights into the personal impact that Covid-19 is having on people with sight loss and eye conditions. The charity is inviting those affected by sight loss or an eye condition to participate in the survey, to help its campaign on behalf of … Continue reading Fight for Sight launches survey on impact of Covid-19 on people with eye conditions

A PhD studentship in nystagmus research – apply now


Applications are now invited for a PhD Studentship to undertake clinical research to address visual impairment associated with nystagmus, focusing on quality of life or causes (including genetic), diagnostic testing / analysis or treatments. Click here for details and to apply The award is jointly funded by the Nystagmus Network and Fight for Sight.

Nystagmus Network research investment 2020 – 2021


An update of our post doctoral award For those of you eagerly awaiting news, alongside charity trustees, of the outcome of 2019/2020 applications for the new post doctoral research project into nystagmus, jointly funded by the Nystagmus Network and Fight for Sight, we can now share with you the somewhat disappointing news that the project … Continue reading Nystagmus Network research investment 2020 – 2021

Fight for Sight survey on eye conditions and sight loss


Fight for Sight needs your help as part of a ground-breaking survey into the experience of living with sight loss or an eye condition. By taking part in the survey you will be helping Fight for Sight to put sight loss on the map and help increase the amount of money going into eye research. … Continue reading Fight for Sight survey on eye conditions and sight loss

How well will my child see?


Researchers from the University of Leicester have identified a new way of predicting the future vision of children with infantile nystagmus. The research, published in the journal Ophthalmology has developed a grading system for retinal development in infants and young children with the condition, providing an important tool for ophthalmologists to determine their future vision. … Continue reading How well will my child see?

Funding research into blindness


Please listen to the ‘In Touch’ programme on BBC Radio 4 to catch Head of Research at Fight for Sight, Dr Rubina Ahmed and Professor Chris Hammond talking about the launch of their new 2020 campaign. During the show, they’ll discuss the ‘1 to 20’ funding gap – only 1% of public funding is dedicated … Continue reading Funding research into blindness

Fight for Sight launches survey to gather insights on personal impact of sight loss


GUEST POST Fight for Sight is launching an online survey to gather broader insights into the personal impact of sight loss and eye conditions. The charity invites those affected by sight loss – either personally or indirectly via someone they care for – to participate in the survey and strengthen the case for urgently needed … Continue reading Fight for Sight launches survey to gather insights on personal impact of sight loss

Help Fight for Sight study the effects of sight loss


Here’s a research participation opportunity thanks to our friends at Fight for Sight. “We’re launching an online survey to help demonstrate the personal impact of sight loss. We’re inviting everyone affected by sight loss or an eye condition – either personally or indirectly via someone they care for – to participate in the survey and … Continue reading Help Fight for Sight study the effects of sight loss