Two million people in the UK are currently living with a significant degree of sight loss and that number is rising dramatically. Every day in the UK, 250 people are told that they are losing their sight. That’s one person every six minutes.

At the current level of funding, the number of people living with sight loss in the UK is set to double to 4 million by 2050. Only through greater investment in eye research will we find the new and improved treatments we need to beat sight loss forever. Yet, currently, less than 2% of all UK medical research funding is directed at eye disease

The likelihood of attracting transformative levels of  eye research funding from government and large philanthropic grant makers will be directly proportional to the quantity and quality of research results the sector as a whole is able to produce. Our focus will continue to be on providing grants for early stage scientific research and, in doing so, to act as a catalyst for advancing knowledge and progress in the discovery of new treatments and prevention options. 

Here are just some of the research projects we are currently funding that are making a difference to patients with eye diseases:

Brain stimulation for Charles Bonnet Syndrome sufferers

Thank you so much for your support. As a donor, you are just as critical a part of the research team as the researchers themselves.

Together, we can beat sight loss forever. Please help by making a donation today.

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