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Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc. Provides $10.7 Million in Grants for Innovative Eye Research

New York, NY, December, 2014 -- With the approval of 33 new grants to individual scientists and 24 grants to departments of ophthalmology, Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), the leading foundation supporting eye research, has completed... Read more...


Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc. and the International Retinal Research Foundation Announce Catalyst Awards for AMD Stem Cell Research

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) is partnering with the International Retinal Research Foundation (IRRF) to advance knowledge about age-related macular degeneration (AMD) through novel stem cell research.  RPB/IRRF & RPB Sybil... Read more...


Macular Degeneration Might Be Treatable With Existing HIV Drugs

HIV/AIDS drugs that have been used for the last 30 years could be used to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study partially supported by unrestricted funds from RPB.  The researchers believe the finding... Read more...


Man Sees Again After 33 Years

Larry Hester, 66, has been blind for half his life from retinitis pigmentosa. In September, 2014, an electronic stimulator called the Argus 2 (developed, in part, with RPB support) was... Read more...



More RPB News

RPB Convenes Vision Research Funders to Explore Potential for Collaborative Initiatives

New Poll Places Fear of Vision Loss at the Top of Americans’ Health Concerns

RPB helps create a $3.75 million endowed vision research chair at UAB

Light-sensitive "eye-in-a-dish" created from stem cells

Omega-3 Inhibits Blood Vessel Growth in a Model of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

New research sheds light on how UV rays may contribute to cataract

Contacts better than permanent lenses for babies after cataract surgery

Research Finds Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half

Glaucoma Medication Delivered By Contact Lens

Older Adults Experience More Vision Difficulties at Home

Simple Urine Test Could Diagnose Retinitis Pigmentosa

A Promising New Treatment for Macular Degeneration

RPB Researcher Pursues Clues to Rare Eye Disease that Could Help Millions

Researchers Discover New Relationship Between Rods and Cones

RPB Funding Yields Big Gains: Report from ARVO

Bionic Retina Soon Available In the U.S.

Coming Soon, A Blood Test to Predict When Dry AMD Becomes Wet?

Test Identifies Eye Cancer Tumors Likely to Spread

RPB Study Urges Glaucoma Screening for Older African Americans

Gene Therapy for Inherited Blindness Takes Another Step Forward

Revolutionary Scanner Detects "Lazy Eye" in Children With High Degree of Accuracy

Resveratrol May Prevent Some Blinding Diseases

Healthy Diet May Reduce Cataracts in Women

Smoking Past Age 80 Worsens AMD Risk, Also Linked to Uveitis

Curing Color Blindness

Learning to See Again After Stroke

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