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Fight for Sight Project Grants

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Fight for Sight invites applications for its project grants. These support research in all fields of ophthalmology and vision science relevant to the charity’s mission and research priority areas, which are as follows:

•developing and testing new and more effective treatments or improving surgical procedures for a range of different eye diseases and conditions;

•improving the understanding of the causes of eye diseases and conditions, including the further identification of relevant genes;

•developing ways of preventing age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic eye disease;

•improving the early detection of eye diseases and conditions;

•improving, through eye research, the quality of life for adults and children living with sight loss;

•identifying and assessing emerging threats to sight.

Grants are worth up to £170,000 for a maximum period of three years.

The closing date for abstract submissions is 2 November 2016.

For more information, please visit Fight for Sight.

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