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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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Understanding Usher Syndrome: New Findings

RPB-supported researchers make progress in characterizing the genetic components of Usher syndrome.

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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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FAQs: Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

RPB provides information to help you protect your eyes during the upcoming solar eclipse.

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RPB-supported Researchers ID Master Molecule behind Corneal Inflammation

RPB-supported researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified an enzyme present in the cornea that triggers inflammation during and even after a herpes virus infection.

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Electric Fields ‘Steer’ Neural Stem Cells

New RPB-supported research provides hope for transplants of neural stem cells as future treatment for brain injuries.

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July is Dry Eye Awareness Month

Dry eye, a global problem affecting more than 30 million people in the U.S. alone, occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly.

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Researchers Identify Biomarker for Glaucoma Damage

The RPB-supported researchers hope their finding will lead to tests to identify cell damage before irreversible vision loss.

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Working Together to Fund Scientific Research for Eye Health

More than 30 private and public funders of vision research came together in Washington DC to discuss ways to maximize their support of scientific research in light of new recommendations and a changing environment.

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Making the case that ‘Science Is For All’

An RPB Trustee pens a powerful Op-Ed on the need to support scientific research through the National Institutes of Health.

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RPB AWARDS $5.4 MILLION IN GRANTS

The latest grant cycle supports eye research related to a variety of diseases and conditions.

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