Category: General news

Our commitment to lived experience leadership and employment

April 25, 2022

In April 2022 we joined with another seven leading sight loss organisations to make a public commitment to increasing the number of blind and partially sighted people employed within our …

Notice of the forthcoming Retina UK AGM – July 2022

March 16, 2022

This year the AGM will be held on Saturday, 9 July at 4.00pm: Online, postal and telephone voting will be held in advance of the AGM meaning all members who …

Help to shape our future

March 10, 2022

Would you like to help shape Retina UK’s future? Do you want to ensure decision-makers understand the impact of inherited sight loss? If so we’d love to hear from you. …

Joint statement: Charities call on Government to make benefits and employment support fit for purpose for people with sight loss

October 11, 2021

As a coalition of sight loss charities, we are calling on the Government to make the benefit system and employment support fit for purpose for blind and partially sighted people. …

Research brings hope for the future

June 25, 2021

“All the promising research makes you feel like there is light at the end of that very dark tunnel after all.” So said an attendee of Retina UK’s recent Annual …

Optogenetics

May 25, 2021

The BBC covered a story on Monday 24 May about optogenetics partially restoring the sight of a man living with retinitis pigmentosa in France. This is an area of research …

Unlock Genetics on RNIB Connect Radio

May 13, 2021

Our Director of Development, Paula McGrath, recently appeared on RNIB Connect to talk about our new Unlock Genetics resource. You can listen to the show online here:

Amar Latif ‘delighted’ to be an ambassador for Retina UK

May 7, 2021

We are proud to announce that Amar Latif – adventurer, entrepreneur, TV presenter and public speaker – is to join Retina UK as a volunteer ambassador. In 2004 he launched …

New website aims to increase understanding of genetic testing and counselling in inherited sight loss community

April 19, 2021

High quality information on genetic testing and counselling for families affected by inherited sight loss is now available in one place thanks to the launch of an innovative new website, …

Retina UK AGM – rescheduled time

April 12, 2021

Following the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the announcement of his funeral arrangements, Retina UK’s Board of Trustees has changed the time of …

Study of substances in blood suggests choroideremia is not just an isolated eye disease

April 6, 2021

Choroideremia is a rare genetic condition resulting in progressive sight loss in men. Young boys suffer from difficulty with their night vision, followed by loss of their peripheral visual field …