In this episode of Eye Research Matters, we speak to Fight for Sight’s newly awarded research fellow Dr Zakariya Jarrar from King’s College. 

Dr Jarrar was due to begin his research into the role of the gut microbiome in age-related macular degeneration early in the summer. However, instead Covid-19 saw Zak’s research suspended and during the height of the pandemic, he spent two months working in intensive care for the NHS.

 

In this episode of Eye Research Matters, we speak to supporter Amit Patel about living with Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS).

CBS is a common side-effect of sight loss in which people experience visual hallucinations.

Fight for Sight is funding two research projects to investigate the cause of the visual hallucinations associated with CBS, with the hope of eventually finding a cure.

In this episode of Eye Research Matters, our host Róisín speaks to Professor Gus Gazzard about his pioneering glaucoma study, which was part-funded by Fight for Sight.

The study identified a more effective laser treatment for glaucoma.

For more info on glaucoma, other breakthroughs in the field, or to donate to eye research, visit our website.

In this episode of Eye Research Matters, our host Róisín speaks to Fight for Sight supporter Ashley Winter about keratoconus and fundraising.

Ashley served in the military for 14 years, but a rare eye condition cut his career short.

For more info on keratoconus, challenge events, or to donate to eye research, visit our website.

Today's programme focuses on Stargardt disease and the research underway into the condition.

Guest: Professor Robert MacLaren, leading Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Oxford, discusses his research into using gene therapy to treat the condition, aided by Fight for Sight funding.

For more info on Stargardt disease or to donate to eye research, visit our website.

In this episode of Eye Research Matters, our host Róisín speaks to Fight for Sight supporters Rose and her mother Tina about Stargardt disease.

Rose was diagnosed with Stargardt macular dystrophy when she was seven years old. Now aged 15, Rose is severely sight impaired.

Following early research funded by Fight for Sight, scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a new technology that is being used to test a potential treatment for Stargardt disease.

In this episode of Eye Research Matters, our host, Róisín speaks to Fight for Sight supporter Niki de Lara about her experience of uveitic glaucoma.

Niki was diagnosed with a condition called uveitis many years ago, which led to her developing glaucoma.

Fight for Sight is currently funding 21 glaucoma research projects across the UK aimed at preventing and treating this devastating condition.

Today’s programme focuses on Glaucoma – its causes, the treatments available, and what research is underway into the condition.

Guest: Professor Keith Martin, a neuroscientist with an interest in understanding and treating glaucoma, aided by Fight for Sight funding.

For more information on glaucoma or to donate to Fight for Sight research, visit our website. 

Today’s programme focuses on age-related macular degeneration and the latest ground-breaking research into the condition.

Guest: Professor Pete Coffey, Professor of Visual Psychophysics at Institute of Ophthalmology speaks to Fight for Sight's Sarah Campion.

For more information on age-related macular degeneration or to donate to Fight for Sight research, visit our website. 

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