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Research to Prevent Blindness and American Academy of Ophthalmology Announce New Grant Opportunities to Support Vision Research

Research to Prevent Blindness and the American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced that they have created a new category of grant to support researchers who want to use the Academy’s IRIS® Registry database to conduct population-based...
11-Nov-2017 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Reversing Retinal Degenerative Diseases: We’re One Step Closer

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Research to Prevent Blindness-supported researchers in New York (at Columbia University and University of Rochester) made a critical discovery about the gene mutation that causes many retinal degenerative diseases, opening the door for a new line of...
24-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Findings Help Explain How Usher Syndrome Affects Vision and Hearing

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Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center utilized their Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) grants to make progress in characterizing the genetic and physiologic components of Usher syndrome—the most common cause of deaf-blindness.
18-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Biomarker for Glaucoma Damage

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On May 4th, RPB-supported researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis published a study identifying a biomarker that could help to predict glaucoma damage before vision loss.
10-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wayne State Vision Researchers Show Zika Virus Can Damage Retina and Cause Blindness

Scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute have shown that the Zika virus can replicate in the eye’s retinal cells, causing severe tissue damage and even blindness. The...
23-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Natural Compound Reduces Signs of Aging, Including Eye Dryness

RPB-supported vision researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have contributed key data to a new study that identifies a natural compound that slows typical signs of aging in mice. The study, published today in Cell...
9-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Treatment Target for Blinding Diseases

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A common pathway involved in photoreceptor death has been identified in retinitis pigmentosa, advanced dry age-related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases, with early evidence of a possible halt to vision loss related to treatment of the...
28-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Report Aims to Make Eye Health a Public Health Priority

"Vision impairment remains notably absent from many population health agendas and community programs,” say the authors of a new report, "Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow," from The National Academies of...
21-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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