Search results

Types of genetic testing

This page explains the different types of genetic tests: diagnostic testing, predictive testing, carrier testing and research testing

Woman in lab coat plating

Medical research

Retina UK has invested more than £16million into cutting-edge research since the charity was founded in 1976.

Elena Piotter

Meet a Researcher: Elena Piotter

Nurturing a new generation of scientists is a vital investment in the future of retinal disease research, so we are delighted to be funding, in collaboration with the Macular Society, a new PhD studentship at Oxford University, supervised by Professor Robert MacLaren.

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.

New ‘vision’ and identity sight loss charities

The collective partnership of eight of the leading charities in the sight loss sector, known for the last three years as the VI Charity Sector Partnership, has re-launched under a new identity of the ‘Vision Partnership’ with a re-invigorated purpose and new strategic focus.