Research to Prevent Blindness

Reversing Retinal Degenerative Diseases: We’re One Step Closer

RPB-supported researchers made a critical discovery about the gene mutation that causes many retinal degenerative diseases, opening the door for a new line of research into potential treatments.

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New Stem Cell Model Replicates Macular Degeneration

The model will allow researchers to better assess treatments for this hard-to-study cause of blindness.

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Researchers ID Key Compounds Related to Blood Vessel Growth in Wet AMD

The findings may have significant therapeutic implications for AMD, the most common cause of elderly blindness in the developed 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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Functional Biomarker for Age-related Macular Degeneration Found

Adults whose eyes are slow to adjust to the dark have a greater risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

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Statins May Treat Dry AMD

Some patients taking high doses of a cholesterol-lowering medication had complete resolution of lipid deposits in the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Parkinson Drug May Prevent and Delay AMD

RPB-supported researchers have made a significant discovery that might lead to the delay or prevention of the most common cause of blindness in the elderly.

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Diet, exercise, smoking habits and genes interact to affect AMD risk


New Retinal Disease Discovered

RPB-supported researchers have found a new, rare inherited retinal disease. The  investigators hope that finding the genetic cause will increase understanding of more common retinal diseases. The macula,...

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Novel Pathway Helps Eyes Quickly Adapt to Darkness

Scientists haveuncovered a previously unknown pathway in the retina that allowsphotoreceptor cells to adapt following changes in light exposure. The discoverycould help scientists better understand diseases...

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Stem Cells Generate New Retinal Cells Necessary for Vision

Pluripotent stem cells — those, like embryonic stem cells, that give rise to almost every type of cell in the body — can be converted into the different classes of retinal cells necessary for vision, according...

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RPB-Supported Scientist Revolutionizes Gene Research

A dramatic new study, supported by Research to Prevent Blindness, questions some of the mechanisms underlying a new class of drugs based on Nobel Prize-winning work designed to fight diseases ranging from...

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