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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 AWARDS $4.8 MILLION

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) recently awarded 36 grants totaling $4.8 million during its spring grant cycle.

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New RPB Core Vision Research Lab Opens at University of Florida

RPB Mildred Krahmer Sanders and William Clifford Sanders Laboratory for Vision Research will be core facility for collaboration.

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Preserving Photoreceptors Following Retinal Injury

RPB-supported vision researchers have identified targets for treatments that would prevent vision loss in patients following retinal detachment.

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A Stem Cell for Every Occasion

The idea that stem cells – the precursors of all body tissues – could be turned into organ replacements for diseased body parts has tantalized physicians and patients for decades...

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RPB Convenes Eye Research Funders

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...

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AMD Drug Can Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

RPB-supported researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) report that ranibizumab (sold as Lucentis) can help Hispanic and non-Hispanic whites with diabetic macular edema (DME) in the United States...

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RPB Announces Stein Innovation Awards

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) is rolling out a new category of grants designed to foster collaboration between scientists working within departments of ophthalmology and those in complementary...

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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.