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Discovery Opens Door to New Way to Prevent Diabetes-Associated Blindness

Using lab-grown human cells, RPB-supported researchers at The Johns Hopkins University indicate that blocking a second blood vessel growth protein, along with one that is already well-known, could offer a new way to treat and prevent a... Read more...


RPB Joins Other Supporters In Call to Action for Major Institute of Medicine Study On National Vision Health

On May 19, Research to Prevent Blindness was present in Washington, DC, along with other organizations supporting the major Institute of Medicine study "Public Health Approaches to Reduce Vision Impairment and Promote Eye Health"... Read more...


RPB Convenes Eye Research Funders to Accelerate Treatments and Cures for Vision Loss

March 24, 2015, Washington, DC -- Top execs from major eye research funding organizations convened in Washington, DC for a second time to advance an agenda for collaborative action in addressing key issues facing the vision research... Read more...


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Stem Cells from Wisdom Teeth Can Be Transformed into Corneal Cells

 Human corneal tissue is highly organized in a structure which contributes to its transparency. Corneal scarring caused by injury, infections or genetic diseases, can create permanent vision loss.  Transplanted tissue from... Read more...



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AMD Drug Can Prevent Vision Loss in Diabetics With Diabetic Macular Edema

Research to Prevent Blindness Co-Sponsors Institute of Medicine Vision Health Report

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

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

Macular Degeneration Might Be Treatable With Existing HIV Drugs

Man Sees Again After 33 Years

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

Grants Program