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Research to Prevent Blindness

Funding Life Changing Research

Accelerating treatments and cures

Shaping Careers and Developing Leaders

We launch and foster careers

Our Community is a Who’s Who in Vision Science

New Awards, New Partnerships

See Our Latest Studies, Treatments and Breakthroughs

Funding Life Changing Research

Accelerating treatments and cures

Shaping Careers and Developing Leaders

We launch and foster careers

Our Community is a Who’s Who in Vision Science

New Awards, New Partnerships

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 $5.4 Million in New Grants

The spring cycle grants include new Low Vision Research Awards.

 

New Report Aims to Make Eye Health a Public Health Priority

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issues nine concrete recommendations for improving eye and vision health and increasing health equity.

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Zika Virus Found in Tears

Researchers publish critical findings from Zika mouse model, raising the possibility of new avenues of transmission, as well as confirming the virus’ ability to induce cell death in eyes.

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RPB Announces First Low Vision Research Awardees

Research initiative to address urgent needs in understanding and treating low vision.

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Stem Cells Regenerate Human Lens After Cataract Surgery In Children

A new approach to removing congenital cataracts in infants allows remaining stem cells to regrow functional lenses.

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U.S. Blindness and Visual Impairment Will Double by 2050

The number of people with visual impairment (VI) and blindness is increasing in the U.S. and around the world.

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RPB Presents Scientists at the Frontiers of Retinal Research

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

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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.