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Joining the research effort

Many research studies could not take place without the participation of people living with inherited sight loss.

Take On A Challenge

With your challenge you’ll help support people affected by inherited sight loss to lead better lives today and accelerate the search for treatments for the future.

Improved sensory and auditory function cane tip

If you are a cane user, you may be interested to hear about the new cane tip introduced by Rotacaster that offers improved sensory and auditory feedback, alongside many other features.

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Genetic testing

Genetic testing, usually via a blood sample, is used to try and identify which gene contains the fault that is causing an individual’s sight loss.

A high power image showing the position of a single transplanted photoreceptor cell (green) making new connections with bipolar cells in the recipient retina (cyan).

Stem cells

Stem cells are a special type of cell, which under the right conditions can be encouraged to grow into any other type of cell in the body, including retinal cells (rods, cones and retinal pigment epithelial cells).

The Spring 2023 edition of the Retina UK newsletter, Look Forward, which includes articles about our upcoming events, research updates and more.

Look Forward – Summer 2023 – Issue 180

Did you join either of our Conferences this year? You can read about them inside this edition of Look Forward. We’ve had some fantastic feedback from our delegates so if you weren’t able to attend, you can watch or listen to the recordings from the day on our website.