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Research to Prevent Blindness

RPB Grantee Makes Breakthrough

The findings will open doors for research on neurodegenerative diseases like AMD.

'Lunch and Learn' Events

View virtual events on glaucoma, AMD, low vision & diabetic retinopathy.

Shaping Careers

Our grants program supports vision research now and into the future.

An 'Eye' on Scientific Excellence

See our list of current grantees here.

RPB Grantee Makes Breakthrough

The findings will open doors for research on neurodegenerative diseases like AMD.

'Lunch and Learn' Events

View virtual events on glaucoma, AMD, low vision & diabetic retinopathy.

Shaping Careers

Our grants program supports vision research now and into the future.

An 'Eye' on Scientific Excellence

See our list of current grantees here.

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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Dr. Palczewski and lab members

An RPB Awardee Tackles Inherited Retinal Diseases

Dr. Krzysztof Palczewski develops and applies cutting-edge gene editing techniques to challenging genetic conditions.

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Dr. David Calkins

RPB and Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Announce 2023 Recipient of RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research

David J. Calkins, PhD, is recognized for ground-breaking contributions to the field of vision research.

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Research to Prevent Blindness and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Award New Research Grants to Improve Eye Care

Award recipients to use the American Academy of Ophthalmology IRIS® Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight) clinical database to improve care for all patients.

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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.