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.
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.
In spring 2021, the US company jCyte announced detailed results from their successful phase 2b clinical trial of jCell, a stem cell-based treatment for RP.
After more than 10 years of service as Chair of the Board of Trustees, Don Grocott has retired.
“All the promising research makes you feel like there is light at the end of that very dark tunnel after all.”
The BBC covered a story on Monday 24 May about optogenetics partially restoring the sight of a man living with retinitis pigmentosa in France.
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:
We are proud to announce that Amar Latif - adventurer, entrepreneur, TV presenter and public speaker - is to join Retina UK as a volunteer ambassador.
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, Unlock Genetics.