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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 37 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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FOUR RPB-SUPPORTED RESEARCHERS AND SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY PANEL MEMBER RECEIVE 2018 CHAMPALIMAUD VISION AWARD

Prestigious award is for the scientists’ work, which led to the first gene therapy for an inherited disease.

 

Four RPB-supported researchers and a Scientific Advisory Panel member have been honored with the prestigious 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award for their groundbreaking research

Four RPB-supported researchers and a Scientific Advisory Panel member have been honored with the prestigious 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award for their groundbreaking research

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IN THE FUTURE, ALZHEIMER’S MAY BE PREDICTED DURING EYE EXAMS

RPB-funded researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSTL) have found a correlation in 30 older patients between retina thinning and elevated levels of tau and amyloid proteins that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Research to Prevent Blindness and Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Announce 2018 Recipient of RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding AMD Research

RPB and AUPO announce 2018 recipient of David F. Weeks Award for outstanding AMD research.

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Groundbreaking Gene Therapy for Retinal Disease

The first patient receives an FDA-approved gene therapy for inherited retinal disease at Mass. Eye and Ear.

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RPB and AAO Award Grants for Big Data Research to Advance Patient Care

Award recipients to use IRIS Registry database to conduct population-based studies.

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Research to Prevent Blindness Expands Grants Program

Many of the organization’s individual grants will now be open to researchers at any U.S. academic medical center.

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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.