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Diabetic Retinopathy Video Launched

Today marks the launch of a 3D animated video created by Sean Kirwan during a Knowledge Exchange Dissemination Scheme (KEDS) with University College Dublin and ICON Firecrest, funded by the Health Research Board. Lead Pharmacologist was Sean Kirwan and 3D Graphic Designers were Carlos Tena and Tomás O’Sullivan. Support Pharmacologist was Dr Paul Halley. Dr… Read more »

IRIS®II Becomes Third Bionic Retina Approved in Europe

The IRIS®II bionic vision system (developed by Pixium Vision) recently received a CE Mark. This is European regulatory marking that means the product meets safety and reliability standards. Having this mark, means that the IRIS®II can now be sold in Europe. Also known as an artificial or bionic retina, the IRIS®II (Intelligent Retinal Implant System)… Read more »

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Retina 2016 – Registration Open for Scientific Programmme

Retina 2016 – EXPERT / PIONEERING / CONNECTED Registration is now open for the Retina 2016 Scientific Programme on Friday, November 11. This year’s event will take place in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8. The meeting is designed for scientists, clinicians, regulators, policy-,makers and industry. The conference brings together Irish and international… Read more »

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Thank You DoneDeal!

Heartfelt thanks to Paul Flanagan who nominated Fighting Blindness as his chosen charity of the May DoneDeal Charity Month, we are so grateful for the incredible support. Thanks also to the Done Deal community for contributing to this wonderful campaign. We are simply blown away by the kindness and generosity. This generous donation will fund vital vision research… Read more »

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Latest issue of Visionaries newsletter out now!

Visionaries is the Fighting Blindness quarterly newsletter, containing the latest updates in vision research, our support services, advocacy work and fundraising activities. You can read an accessible web version of the newsletter here or you can download the newsletter in PDF or Microsoft Word format below. Download a PDF version of Visionaries – Summer 2016 here…. Read more »

Terry McCormack Cycle Presentation

Heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the family and friends of Terry McCormack who organised the Terry McCormack Memorial Cycle in support of Fighting Blindness. Terry’s family and friends presented their donation – an incredible €13,000 – to Kevin Whelan, CEO of Fighting Blindness.We are so grateful for the wonderful support, this donation will make such… Read more »

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Thank you to all our Mini Marathon ladies!

Huge thank you to all our Mini Marathon ladies who joined #TeamFightingBlindness this year, we were blown away by your enthusiasm and wonderful support! Funds have started to come in, and we’ll keep you posted on the grand total. All funds raised will go towards essential vision research into finding cures and treatments for blindness, as well… Read more »