Tee-off for Team Tilda! Call for entries to Warwickshire’s charity Golf Day for Fight for Sight

31 March 2017
Source: Fight for Sight

Golfing fans are urged to sign-up to this year’s Golf Day in aid of Fight for Sight in July and help raise funds on behalf of Matilda Henley, an 8-year old girl who has been battling sight problems since she was 18 months old. Money raised will help fund research into corneal dystrophies. Matilda, from Kenilworth in Warwickshire, suffers from

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Researchers discover drugs for cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy can override a genetic fault that causes choroideremia

2 December 2016
Source: Fight for Sight

Researchers with funding from Fight for Sight have demonstrated that a new drug treatment for cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy can override a genetic fault that causes choroideremia – a severe blinding disorder.

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Retinitis pigmentosa gene discovery may reveal a new route to inherited blindness

28 November 2016
Source: Fight for Sight

Researchers at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital with funding from Fight for Sight, in collaboration with a team from Baylor College of Medicine in the USA, have discovered a new retinitis pigmentosa gene.

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