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The UK Inherited Retinal Dystrophy Consortium

In 2014 we funded an exciting new collaborative project. The UK Inherited Retinal Dystrophy Consortium (UKIRDC) Project brought together the four largest research groups in the UK specialising in inherited retinal diseases (IRDs).

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Genetics and gene therapy

When we talk about gene therapy we are usually referring to use of a harmless virus, called a vector, to deliver a normal copy of a defective gene into the cells of the eye.

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2024 TCS London Marathon

Join #TeamRetinaUK for the iconic 2024 TCS London Marathon! Soak up the incredible atmosphere as you run from Blackheath to The Mall finish line where you’ll get your very own marathon medal.

Volunteering FAQs

These are some of the most commonly asked questions about volunteering for our charity.

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Let’s talk about tech

As people living with sight loss we are constantly looking for solutions to make our lives easier without too much effort or cost writes Jonathan Abro.