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Research to Prevent Blindness

Funding Life Changing Research

Accelerating treatments and cures

Shaping Careers and Developing Leaders

We launch and foster careers

Our Community is a Who’s Who in Vision Science

New Awards, New Partnerships

See Our Latest Studies, Treatments and Breakthroughs

Funding Life Changing Research

Accelerating treatments and cures

Shaping Careers and Developing Leaders

We launch and foster careers

Our Community is a Who’s Who in Vision Science

New Awards, New Partnerships

See Our Latest Studies, Treatments and Breakthroughs

About RPB

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) provides major eye research funding to 37 leading scientific institutions in the U.S. and supports the work of hundreds of talented vision scientists engaged in a diverse range of disease-oriented research.

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RPB and AAO Announce New Award for IRIS Registry Research

The organizations announced a grant that will enable use of the IRIS Registry database for research, with the goal of advancing patient care. 

 

RPB and AAO Announce New Grant Opportunities to Support Vision Research

Partnership to utilize IRIS Registry database to advance patient care.

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Reversing Retinal Degenerative Diseases: We’re One Step Closer

RPB-supported researchers made a critical discovery about the gene mutation that causes many retinal degenerative diseases, opening the door for a new line of research into potential treatments.

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Understanding Usher Syndrome: New Findings

RPB-supported researchers make progress in characterizing the genetic components of Usher syndrome.

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New Stem Cell Model Replicates Macular Degeneration

The model will allow researchers to better assess treatments for this hard-to-study cause of blindness.

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Researchers ID Key Compounds Related to Blood Vessel Growth in Wet AMD

The findings may have significant therapeutic implications for AMD, the most common cause of elderly blindness in the developed world

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FAQs: Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

RPB provides information to help you protect your eyes during the upcoming solar eclipse.

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Our Partners

As a catalyst for vision research, Research to Prevent Blindness partners with other vision research funders-—combining resources, experience and capacity—to accelerate solutions for vision loss.