Research to Prevent Blindness

Researchers Build An “Aging Clock” To Help Treat Eye Disease

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The new way to measure ocular aging opens treatment avenues for numerous eye diseases.

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Research to Prevent Blindness Marks $400 Million in Funding to Advance Eye Disease Research

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RPB funds a new round of researchers and hits a milestone in supporting vision-related breakthroughs.

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Understanding Usher Syndrome: New Findings

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

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Edited Stem Cells Offer Hope for RP Therapy

Findings raise the possibility of treating blinding eye diseases using a patient's own corrected cells as replacement tissue

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Renewed Hope for Gene Therapy to Restore Vision

Dr. Tsang

Findings indicate that retinitis pigmentosa is treatable even at advanced disease stages.

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RPB Accelerates Retinitis Pigmentosa Research with Awards to Leading Scientists

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RPB is providing $500,000 to accelerate the development of treatments for Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) -- a family of retinal diseases that progressively create extreme tunnel vision, loss of night vision and leave...

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Gene Therapy Proven Effective for Patients with Inherited Retinal Disease

Dr. Jean Bennett

Researchers have used gene therapy to safely restore vision in three young adults with a form of retinitis pigmentosa known as Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA), an inherited retinal disorder that reduces...

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