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Local peer support groups

Our Retina UK Peer Support Group network offers information and support via regular meetings both online or in-person.

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5K A Day In May 2024

May is National Walking Month! Are you ready to join #TeamRetinaUK in May for our brand new daily 5K challenge? Your support will allow us to continue supporting those who are living with inherited sight loss.

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Retina UK membership

Join the Retina UK membership today. Anyone is welcome to join; whether you are living with a sight loss condition yourself, related to somebody who is, or if you are working as a sight loss professional.

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Run Locally

As well as many of the well known races, we also have places available in hundreds of local runs. Wherever you live, you can run as part of #TeamRetinaUK!

Research we fund

We are currently funding a range of exciting projects and programmes, all of which aim to enhance our understanding of inherited sight loss, and inform the development of treatments for the estimated two million people affected worldwide.

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Stargardt disease

Stargardt disease is the most common form of inherited juvenile macular degeneration. Progressive vision loss is caused by the death of photoreceptor cells in the central portion of the retina called the macula.

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Choroideremia

Choroideremia is a genetic condition that causes progressive vision loss, mostly in males, and is due to degeneration of the specialised light-sensing photoreceptor cells that line the back of the eye.