16 July: New Treatment on Horizon: Read the article
11 July: Vision Loss Gene Therapy Hope Rises: Read more
22 June: Annual Report 2013 approved at AGM: Download the report in full here
17 June: 'Smart glasses' help fix failing vision: Read the full article
11 June: 'Eye-in-a-dish' hope for blindness Learn more
20 May: Optogenetics Research Project Approved: Read about how we are supporting this
Introducing RP Fighting Blindness
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a disease of the eye that leads to loss of vision and blindness. RP Fighting Blindness works hard to stimulate and fund cutting edge research to find a treatment or cure and support those affected. You can learn lots more using the links across the top of this page.
To stimulate and support high quality medical research
with the aim of increasing scientific understanding of retinitis pigmentosa (and related conditions) and finding treatments or cures for the condition that, when developed, are accessible to anyone affected, and to identify or provide good quality and universally-accessible information and support services
for people affected.
We aspire to a world in which people with RP will have access to treatments or a cure and will not lose their sight.
The charity is committed to focus on its objectives, transparency in all matters, collaboration with other organisations, fair business practices and equality of opportunity.
You Can Help Us
Take a look at how you can support us
by joining, donating, or taking part in an event. You will be helping us give hope to people with RP across the UK and worldwide.
On 01 January 2014 RP Fighting Blindness transferred its operations to a new Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and so has a new charity number (1153851). Donations made under this or the old number (271729) will be directed towards our work. Both numbers may appear on various websites and documents for a period.