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Research to Prevent Blindness

We Fund Sight-Saving Research

Learn why & how

Shaping Careers

Our grants program supports vision research now and into the future

An 'Eye' on Scientific Excellence

See our 2019 grantee list

Extending Our Reach

Strategic partnerships help us accomplish our goals

The CDA Turns 30

The flagship grant program fulfills a billion dollar promise

We Fund Sight-Saving Research

Learn why & how

Shaping Careers

Our grants program supports vision research now and into the future

An 'Eye' on Scientific Excellence

See our 2019 grantee list

Extending Our Reach

Strategic partnerships help us accomplish our goals

The CDA Turns 30

The flagship grant program fulfills a billion dollar promise

About RPB

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) provides major eye research funding to 36 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 Featured Story

Research to Prevent Blindness Grantee Dr. Gregg Semenza Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

 
James Funderburgh

In Memoriam: James L. Funderburgh, PhD

With sorrow, RPB notes the passing of the esteemed vision researcher.

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In Their Own Words: Why the RPB Career Development Awards Matter

Thank you to our donors for supporting the RPB CDA and launching more than 200 research careers!

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Dr. Semenza and colleague work in his lab

Research to Prevent Blindness Grantee Dr. Gregg Semenza Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dr. Semenza is being recognized for his discoveries related to how cells respond to low oxygen levels, which have implications for the treatment of cancer, eye diseases and more.

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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.