Easter weekend in 2024 starts on Friday 29 March and if you can use the long bank holiday weekend to fundraise for Retina UK, we would love to hear from you!
Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday, which in 2025 falls on Tuesday 4 March, could be a great opportunity to fundraise for Retina UK, whilst having fun and eating lots of yummy pancakes!
Many research studies could not take place without the participation of people living with inherited sight loss.
Take on the Brighton Marathon with a seaside finish!
The Big Give Christmas Challenge is back! And we’re aiming to raise more than ever before. Our target this year is a staggering £56,000!
As well as many of the well known races, we also have places available in hundreds of local runs. Wherever you live, you can run as part of #TeamRetinaUK!
A research project funded by Retina UK helped pave the way to a new gene therapy that has recently produced encouraging results in two young people with achromatopsia, a condition that causes complete colour-blindness and poor overall vision from birth.
Our community is informed and knowledgeable about current research projects into the cause(s) of and treatments for these conditions.
X-linked inheritance means that the faulty gene is located on the X chromosome, the larger of the two sex chromosomes.
Inherited retinal dystrophies (IRDs) are the leading cause of blindness in working-age people in the UK, and children as young as eighteen-months are regularly diagnosed.