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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.

 

RPB Presents Scientists at the Frontiers of Retinal Research

At ARVO Inaugural Press Conference, three RPB-funded scientists pushing the boundaries of imaging, early detection, regeneration.

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Possible Solution to Corneal Transplant Rejection

Study reveals a way to inhibit excessive growth of lymphatic vessels which contribute to organ transplant rejection, cancer metastasis, lymphatic obstruction, diabetes and hypertension.

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The Future of Precision Medicine

Protein analysis can make diagnoses more accurate and treatments better targeted to individual patients.

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Functional Biomarker for Age-related Macular Degeneration Found

Adults whose eyes are slow to adjust to the dark have a greater risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

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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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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.

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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.