Author: Emily

Worksop’s Got Talent 2019

November 6, 2019

More than 700 people came together for an evening of entertainment and fundraising for Retina UK at Worksop’s Got Talent 2019. The fourth event of its kind, Worksop’s Got Talent …

Retina UK Tandem Cycle Challenge 2019

October 29, 2019

On 11 October, a group arrived in Whitley Bay, eagerly anticipating the weekend’s adventure. They had come together to take part in the Retina UK Tandem Cycle Challenge, a 100 …

Retina UK Challenge Series

February 12, 2019

The Retina UK Challenge Series is a brand new way to approach your 2019 fundraising with different activities to get involved in throughout the year. With a range of activities …

Retina UK welcomes London Marathon’s guide runner policy U-turn

February 5, 2019

Retina UK has welcomed the news that guide runners will be fully recognised for their achievements at this year’s London Marathon after a change of heart by the event’s organisers. …

Retina UK launches new Tandem Cycling Event

January 18, 2019

Retina UK has launched a brand new event for 2019. From 11th-13th October, Retina UK supporters will come together to cycle 100 miles over two days along Hadrian's Cycleway. Supported …

Promising interim results for trial of potential new treatment for LCA10

December 18, 2018

Highly promising interim results from an early phase clinical trial of a potential new treatment for Leber’s congenital amaurosis 10 (LCA10), caused by mutations in the CEP290 gene, have been …

First gene editing treatment moves towards clinical trials

December 4, 2018

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has given the go-ahead for clinical testing of what could be the first gene editing treatment to be used in inherited eye disease. …

Surfing with sight loss – fun and freedom

October 24, 2018

By Victoria Claire, Retina UK Ambassador Surfing was always something that appealed to me – I loved the idea of it, the culture, the fashion – when I was younger …

Victor completes the Munich Marathon!

October 23, 2018

On 14th October, Victor took on the Munich Marathon for the Retina UK research fund. He completed the marathon in 4 hours 50 minutes, a fantastic achievement, especially as he …