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Research to Prevent Blindness

Could An Eye Exam Reveal Alzheimer’s Disease?

Retinal image of person with Alzheimer's disease

Study from RPB-supported researchers at Duke University suggests loss of blood vessels in retina reflect changes in brain health.

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New Findings on Blood Vessel Regulation

Gregory Schwartz in the lab

A study from an RPB-supported researcher at Northwestern University School of Medicine could speed up the diagnosis of retinal diseases.

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RPB-SUPPORTED RESEARCHERS INTEGRAL TO NEI’S AUDACIOUS GOALS INITIATIVE

NEI Audacious Goals image and text

Vision scientists who have received RPB funding will help lead all five research teams, which will seek to accelerate development of regenerative treatments for blindness.

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Groundbreaking Gene Therapy for Retinal Disease

Photo of surgeon and patient

The first patient receives an FDA-approved gene therapy for inherited retinal disease at Mass. Eye and Ear.

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Reversing Retinal Degenerative Diseases: We’re One Step Closer

Dr. Stephen Tsang at work in the lab.

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.

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Understanding Usher Syndrome: New Findings

Retina of a person with retinitis pigmentosa

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

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Researchers ID Key Compounds Related to Blood Vessel Growth in Wet AMD

Choroidal neovascular lesion with associated blood vessels and immune cells

The findings may have significant therapeutic implications for AMD, the most common cause of elderly blindness in the developed world

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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.

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Mapping the Circuits of the Retina

A finding that opens the door to improving retinal prosthetic devices, targeting treatments to restore damaged retinal circuits, and improving early detection of retinal diseases.

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3-D Map of the Brain Will Help Eye Researchers

View can help researchers understand how the brain’s connectivity is disrupted in mental and neurological conditions such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, autism and in vision-related conditions.

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