Research to Prevent Blindness

RPB Chair, David F. Weeks, Steps Down After 50 Years

David F. Weeks

Diane S. Swift to become Chair at Research to Prevent BlindnessDavid F. Weeks stepped down as Chairman and CEO of Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) at the end of 2011, after having served the organization for 50...

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Revolutionary Scanner Detects "Lazy Eye" in Children With High Degree of Accuracy

Screenshot of video about a pediatric vision scanner
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RPB researchers have developed and tested a simple, seconds-long screening exam with a handheld scanning device to enable pediatricians to identify amblyopia, the leading cause of vision loss in childhood, in...

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New Hope In Fight Against AMD

Dr. Kumar-Singh

A gene therapy approach using a protein called CD59, or protectin, shows promise in slowing the signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new in vivo study by RPB-supported researchers at...

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Dry AMD Breakthrough

Retinal cells

Researchers, led by RPB-supported Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, have discovered a molecular mechanism implicated in geographic atrophy, the major cause of untreatable blindness in the industrialized world. They have also...

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