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Learn more about retinal degenerations including the ways in which people with a retinal degeneration see their world. Find out what Retina International does and about its member societies together with contacts in your country.

New CEO Avril Daly commences work at Retina International!

We are very pleased to announce that on Monday January 4, 2016 Avril Daly took up the role of CEO at Retina International. Avril held the position of CEO at Fighting Blindness Ireland from 2009 to 2015. She currently serves as Vice President of EURORDIS – The European Organisation for Rare Diseases and has represented Retina International on the Boards of the European Patient Forum (EPF) and European Platform for Patient Organisations, Science and Industry (EPPOSI). Avril has also presented the patient perspective on behalf of Retina International at conferences and events in Europe and in the United States. read.

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24.03.2016 -

APAO the 31th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress
APAO 2016 is devoted to bringing together the latest developments in ophthalmology and visual sciences with a comprehensive scientific program covering a myriad of subspecialties. It features highly respected, internationally renowned speakers who will share their experiences and knowledge, showcasing significant cutting-edge advancements that will impact and shape the future of ophthalmology. It is without doubt a most important platform for exchanging thoughts and ideas, discovering unique networking opportunities, meeting up with old friends and making new friendships. read

06.07.2016 -

19th Retina International World Congress in Taipei, Taiwan
Foresight - when East meets West, that is the theme of the next Retina International World Congress, which is due to be held in Taiwan in July 2016. The Congress is organised by Retinitis Pigmentosa Taipei assisted by long-time Retina International member, Retina Hong Kong. read

26.08.2016 -

Patientenseminar über Chorioideremie des Arbeitskreises der PRO RETINA Deutschland
Der Arbeitskreis plant wieder ein Chorioideremie Patientenseminar in der Nähe von Frankfurt. read

19.09.2016 -

RD 2016 - XVIIth International Symposium on Retinal Degenerations, Kyoto, Japan
An exciting scientific program covering many aspects of retinal degenerations is beeing organized for the meeting. As in the past, the program will include poster and platform presentations, as well as five Keynote Lectures from: read



Retina Conference 2015 Report - Fighting Blindness Ireland
Please find the full report of Fighting Blindness Ireland Retina Conference 2015 which took place in Dublin from 5th to 7th November 2015. Retina Conference 2015 Report  Fighting Blindness Ireland read


Eye treatment may soon be first gene therapy approved in U.S.
Originally published in the New York Times October 5, 2015 by Andrew Pollack.To read the whole article please click here! read


Press Release 05th october 2015
Spark Therapeutics treatment for Form of LCA on course to become the first gene therapy to be approved in the USA read


Manchester Royal Eye Hospital implants first AMD patient in the world with the Argus II Retinal Porsthesis
Initial tests on 80-year-old with no central vision show that "bionic eye" treatment allows patient to see the outline of people again.To read more please click here! read


First CEO appointed to Retina International
Dear allThe MC and myself have the privilege and pleasure to inform you that Avril Daly, present CEO of Fighting Blindness Ireland, was appointed by the MC to be the first CEO of Retina International. Avril Daly will join Retina International later this year to take up this newly created post. read