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Southampton researchers embark on clinical trial for Stargardt disease

Researchers in Southampton are recruiting people living with Stargardt disease for the clinical trial of a new drug called Remofuscin that could limit the sight loss associated with this condition. …

Research in the news (April – June 2019)

There have been some exciting research developments from around the world in the last few weeks. Here are two stories that we have already shared via Facebook and Twitter. Calming …

Luxturna update

We are aware that there has been some recent publicity about the first American child to receive the new gene therapy Luxturna after its approval by the US Food & …

Research reveals challenges faced by working age people with degenerative sight loss

A ground-breaking research project led by national sight loss charity Retina UK has revealed the many challenges faced by people of working age with degenerative sight loss. The unique Working …

London Marathon 2019

Twenty seven inspiring people arrived in Greenwich to take on the iconic Virgin Money London Marathon for Retina UK on Sunday 27 April. Together they raised more than £50,000 for …

‘Encouraging’ early stage results from stem cell therapy trial

‘Encouraging’ early stage results have been reported from an ongoing clinical trial for a stem cell therapy for retinitis pigmentosa. Retina UK has welcomed the news, while stressing ‘cautious optimism’ …

Research Study for the IRD Counts Consortium

We are excited to be able to let you know that there is an opportunity to take part in a research study for the IRD COUNTS consortium. The consortium is …

Research in the news (February/March 2019)

There have been some exciting research developments from around the world in the last few weeks. Here are some stories from our colleagues at other organisations, which we have already …

Please share your experiences and views with us

Retina UK has launched a major survey to help ensure the charity’s future plans are rooted in the real-life experiences, views and aspirations of people in the UK living with …

Inaugural North West Family Fun & Information Day

Retina UK joined forces with Henshaws; Royal Society for Blind Children and St Vincent’s School for the Blind to hold a family event in Liverpool on Sunday 10 March. Despite …

Retina UK Challenge Series

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

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. …