Many research studies could not take place without the participation of people living with inherited sight loss.
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!
Dr Nikolas Pontikos is a Senior Research Fellow at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and has been working on inherited retinal conditions for several years.
On a typical week in the stem cell lab there are many different experiments going on. Different people work on their individual projects, but we often collaborate to share ideas and help each other.
A discovery made as part of research funded by Retina UK has led to a prestigious award of $2.5 million, enabling scientists to undertake more in-depth investigations and work towards a treatment for a particular type of retinitis pigmentosa.
We provide funding for innovative, high quality research projects investigating the causes and potential treatments for all forms of inherited retinal disease.
Jing Yu is a bioinformatician with the Eye Research Group at Oxford University, and is part of the UK Inherited Retinal Dystrophy Consortium (UKIRDC) team, funded by a Retina UK grant.
Despite the knock-on effects of the pandemic, there’s been a lot going on this year in the world of research! Here are snapshots of a few stories that have appeared in the Research News section of our website in 2022.
Tomasz Tomkiewicz is undertaking a PhD studentship funded by Retina UK and The Macular Society.
In recent years there has, understandably, been a lot of excitement around cutting-edge therapies that target the specific genetic faults underlying inherited sight loss.