netbook
desktop
mobile
tablet-landscape
tablet
phone-landscape
phone
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.

Read More

 

Understanding Usher Syndrome: New Findings

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

Read More

 

New Stem Cell Model Replicates Macular Degeneration

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

Read More

 

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

Read More

 

FAQs: Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

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

Read More

 

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.

Read More

 

Electric Fields ‘Steer’ Neural Stem Cells

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

Read More

 

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.

Read More

 

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.

Read More

 

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.

Read More

 

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.

Read More

 

RPB AWARDS $5.4 MILLION IN GRANTS

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

Read More

 

Natural Compound Reduces Signs of Aging, Including Eye Dryness

RPB-supported vision researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have contributed key data to a new study that identifies a natural compound that slows typical signs of aging in mice.

Read More

 

Emerging Vision Scientists Visit Capitol Hill

Twenty-two emerging vision scientists conducted Capitol Hill visits with NAEVR and RPB to champion federal funding for critical vision research.

Read More

 

Researchers Identify Treatment Target for Blinding Retinal Diseases

A common pathway involved in photoreceptor death has been identified in retinitis pigmentosa, advanced dry age-related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases, with early evidence of a possible halt to vision loss related to pathway treatment.

Read More

 

New Report Aims to Make Eye Health a Public Health Priority

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issues nine concrete recommendations for improving eye and vision health and increasing health equity.

Read More

 

Zika Virus Found in Tears

Researchers publish critical findings from Zika mouse model, raising the possibility of new avenues of transmission, as well as confirming the virus’ ability to induce cell death in eyes.

Read More

 

Public Attitudes About Eye and Vision Health

JAMA paper on eye and vision health

Read More

 

RPB Announces First Low Vision Research Awardees

Research initiative to address urgent needs in understanding and treating low vision.

Read More

 

RPB Awards $5.4 Million In Grants to Support Eye Research

Total of 36 grants go to medical schools and individual scientists across the U.S.

Read More

 

Stem Cells Regenerate Human Lens After Cataract Surgery In Children

A new approach to removing congenital cataracts in infants allows remaining stem cells to regrow functional lenses.

Read More

 

U.S. Blindness and Visual Impairment Will Double by 2050

The number of people with visual impairment (VI) and blindness is increasing in the U.S. and around the world.

Read More

 

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.

Read More

 

Possible Solution to Corneal Transplant Rejection

Study reveals a way to inhibit excessive growth of lymphatic vessels which contribute to organ transplant rejection, cancer metastasis, lymphatic obstruction, diabetes and hypertension.

Read More

 

The Future of Precision Medicine

Protein analysis can make diagnoses more accurate and treatments better targeted to individual patients.

Read More

 

Subscribe

Get our email updates filled with the latest news from our researchers about preventing vision loss, treating eye disease and even restoring sight. Unsubscribe at any time. Under our privacy policy, we'll never share your contact information with a third party.