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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...

 

RPB Convenes Vision Research Funders to Explore Potential for Collaborative Initiatives

Click here for photo identification. Photo ID includes links to all attendees' web sites. Research to Prevent Blindness hosted a convening of nearly two dozen organizations committed to the advancement of eye research, on September... Read more...

 

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

"We can now give hope to patients who previously had no hope. Although the federal investment in the NEI provides seed funding for potential breakthroughs, we need private philanthropy and industry to invest and enable those... Read more...

 

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

The endowment will enable the University of Alabama Birmingham department of ophthalmology to recruit a world-class scientist to join its existing roster of international experts in the study of blinding diseases such as macular... Read more...