Research to Prevent Blindness

NEI Audacious Goals Initiative

The National Eye Institute (NEI) is creating opportunities for the public and for vision research funding organizations to engage with its Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI).  The AGI--designed to catalyze research that will enable the restoration of vision through regeneration of the retina--interfaces with most of the areas for collective action agreed upon by the Vision Research Funders Partnership initiated by RPB.

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