Finding cures for blinding eye diseases

The Gift of Sight Appeal was established with the aim of funding world-class research into the prevention and treatment of blindness. Our research into Age-related macular degeneration could also provide therapies for other blinding retinal diseases.

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Receiving an eye examination to check for childhood eye disease

Your donations will help us to support research into children's eye problems. Please read on to find out about our new projects and how you can help today.

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Receiving an eye examination to check for macular degeneration

The Gift of Sight Appeal funds research into a range of diseases that cause blindness, including Age related macular degeneration and corneal diseases. Read on to find out more about Eye Conditions.

The Gift of Sight research team is dedicated to furthering our understanding of the causes and treatments for blinding eye diseases. Our adult ocular stem cell and gene therapy programmes are gaining momentum towards future therapies and treatments. With your support we aim to ensure vision into the future for those who are suffering today. Details of our most recent research papers can be found here.

If you have been diagnosed with eye disease and are likely to be making more visits to Southampton Eye Unit you may find our video interesting.

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Age related macular degeneration is the commonest cause of blindness in the UK