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Research to Prevent Blindness

RPB Presents Scientists at the Frontiers of Retinal Research

Remarks by RPB President Brian F. Hofland, PhD, begin at 39:20.

As part of an inaugural press conference at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, RPB joined three other major funders of eye and vision research, both public and private, in outlining promising, groundbreaking science. 

RPB President Brian F. Hofland presented an overview of investigations conducted by leaders in the fields of retinal imaging, early disease detection, and photoreceptor regeneration and transplantation. A Q&A followed.

Download a fact sheet on the featured RPB scientists.

The press conference featured the latest research on:
• Stem cell therapy to restore vision
• Gene therapy to restore vision
• Imaging tools for the eye
• Prosthetic devices to restore vision
• Battlefield treatments for eye injuries
• Exploration into whole eye transplantation

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