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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.

19th Retina International Conference 2016 7 -10 July in Taipeh, 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

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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07.07.2016 -

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

23.02.2017 -

Retina Specialists — Inaugural Congress planned for February 23-26, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (U.S.)
Retina World Congress (RWC) will bring together retina societies from around the world to suppoert global scientific and clincal exchange on advances in retina health. RWC, which will be held in odd-numbered years going forward, is a global retina-only focused meeting and will include a diverse mix of retina experts and groundbreaking content, with a focus on improving patient care and outcomes.Please visit: http://retina worldcongress.org 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