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Research to Prevent Blindness

Funding Life Changing Research

Accelerating treatments and cures

Shaping Careers and Developing Leaders

We fund researchers at all career stages

Our Community is a Who’s Who in Vision Science

New Awards, New Partnerships

RPB/IRRF sponsor the Catalyst Award

See Our Latest Studies, Treatments and Breakthroughs

Funding Life Changing Research

Accelerating treatments and cures

Shaping Careers and Developing Leaders

We fund researchers at all career stages

Our Community is a Who’s Who in Vision Science

New Awards, New Partnerships

RPB/IRRF sponsor the Catalyst Award

See Our Latest Studies, Treatments and Breakthroughs

About RPB

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) provides major eye research funding to more than 50 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 Receives Distinguished Service Award From AAO

RPB is recognized for the leadership role it has played in many advances in the field of ophthalmology.

 

Statins May Treat Dry AMD

Some patients taking high doses of a cholesterol-lowering medication had complete resolution of lipid deposits in the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Edited Stem Cells Offer Hope for RP Therapy

Findings raise the possibility of treating blinding eye diseases using a patient's own corrected cells as replacement tissue

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Mapping the Circuits of the Retina

A finding that opens the door to improving retinal prosthetic devices, targeting treatments to restore damaged retinal circuits, and improving early detection of retinal diseases.

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Parkinson Drug May Prevent and Delay AMD

RPB-supported researchers have made a significant discovery that might lead to the delay or prevention of the most common cause of blindness in the elderly.

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Eye Drops Could Clear Up Cataracts Using Newly Identified Chemical

RPB-supported researchers have partially reversed cataracts in dogs using eye drops and injections of a naturally occurring steroid in the human body.

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New Gene Therapy for Vision Loss from a Mitochondrial Disease

New method for delivering corrective genes to restore energy production in cells could have wide application.

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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.