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Retina UK awards new research funding

Retina UK is delighted to have awarded a new three-year research grant to Prof Majlinda Lako at Newcastle University for a project entitled: To establish AAV.PRPF31 gene augmentation in PRPF31-deficient RPE and photoreceptor cells and assess its efficacy in restoring RPE and photoreceptor function.

Looking after your vision

It is important to avoid harming your vision, particularly if you have an inherited sight loss condition.

Jing Yu - a man wearing an orange t shirt facing the camera. There is a microscope to his left on a desk.

A blog from the research coal face

Jing Yu is a bioinformatician with the Eye Research Group at Oxford University, and is part of the UK Inherited Retinal Dystrophy Consortium (UKIRDC) team, funded by a Retina UK  grant.

Our commitment to lived experience employment

In April 2022 we joined with another seven leading sight loss organisations to make a public commitment to increasing the number of blind and partially sighted people employed within our sector, including at senior management level.