Research to Prevent Blindness

Breakthrough Gene Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration

Damaged, untreated retina

RPB-supported researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts have demonstrated that non-viral gene therapy, delivered by nanoparticles, can delay...

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Resveratrol May Prevent Some Blinding Diseases


Resveratrol — found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, peanuts and other plants — stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eye, according to vision researchers at Washington University School of Medicine...

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Healthy Diet May Reduce Cataracts in Women

Women who eat foods rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals appear to have a lower risk of developing cataracts, according to a large population study.Read the press release.Read the article.Read the abstract.

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50 Years of Research to Prevent Blindness

50th Anniversary cover

Since it was founded in 1960, RPB has been a catalyst in vision research, responsible for spawning a vibrant community of eye research institutions, for initiating the movement that led to the creation of the...

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First Signs of Glaucoma Appear In The Brain, Not The Eyes

retinal cell axons

Many glaucoma patients experience vision loss despite efforts to manage ocular pressure. Now, researchers are a step closer to understanding why...and treating it.  The findings represent a paradigm shift in...

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New Tool for Gene Delivery

Dr. Singh

RPB-supported researchers have developed a new tool for gene therapy that significantly increases gene delivery to cells in the retina compared to other carriers, without using a virus, the most common means of DNA...

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Smoking Past Age 80 Worsens AMD Risk, Also Linked to Uveitis


Smokers 80 and older who don't quit will face an ever-rising risk of macular degeneration beyond that associated with age, RPB researchers said. The study's findings were also consistent with previous...

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