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VOLUNTEERS – We need your help!

There are so many fun events coming up soon that we urgently need volunteer help with:   Glendalough Trail – Saturday, October 31 – Glendalough, Wicklow. Tasks: Registration / Stewarding / Teas & Coffees / Cheering!   Retina 2015 Conference – Saturday, November 7 – Croke Park Tasks: Registration / Stewarding   If you could donate some time… Read more »

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A letter from CEO, Avril Daly

This communication is to inform you the members, friends and supporters of Fighting Blindness that I will be leaving the organisation in 2015. In July I was appointed as CEO to our umbrella organisation Retina International and I look forward to taking up this position later in the year. I became CEO of Fighting Blindness… Read more »

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Mizen To Malin Cycle For Sight Raises Over €20,000

Well done to the group of dedicated and very determined cyclists who took part in our recent “Cycle for Sight” from Mizen Head to Malin Head. The group of 12 cyclists travelled almost 640km from June 8 to June 13 to raise funds for research into treatments and cures for blindness. They stopped in a number… Read more »

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Positive Step Gene Forward For Retina Gene Therapy

Earlier this summer saw the publication of the current status of two early phase clinical trials for a form of inherited retinal degeneration known as Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). LCA is a condition that leads to a failure in function of the light sensing cells in the retina. It is a severe condition with an… Read more »

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2015 Annual General Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the Fighting Blindness Annual General Meeting in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin on Saturday. We were delighted to catch up with old friends and welcome new members as we discussed the events of 2014 and shared our plans for the year ahead. As a patient-led organisation our members are central… Read more »