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Retina South Africa is the only patient group in South Africa dedicated to bringing promising clinical trials and treatments to South Africa. We offer free counselling, education, information and referrals to patients with retinal genetic vision loss and facilitate genetic testing.  Help line 0860595959 [SA only] or +27114501181

 

WORLD RETINA WEEK

  18 -24 SEPTEMBER 2016 

Get Connected – South Africans can now join worldwide online portal to a cure.

Retina South Africa urges all people with genetic retinal conditions to register at www.myretinatracker.org

This is an international portal that allows researchers to find patients with rare diseases with rare diseases to include in their clinical trials.

It is anonymous, free and leaves the control in the hands of the patient. The site is monitored by the Foundation Fighting Blindness [USA] and researchers are vetted before the patient is invited to contact the research institute.

South Africans can also assist in bringing clinical trials to South Africa by donating R250 per year to the Circle of Light and stand a chance of winning a monthly cash prize. Bank details on this page.

Donations in excess of R2000 are eligible for a full a tax deduction.

Or SMS the word Dream to 38267 to make a R10 donation- free SMS do not apply. Call 0860595959 for details.

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