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World Retina Week

Events

First ever Clinical trial in South Africa

Retina South Africa is proud to announce the first ever clinical trial in South Africa to test a treatment for an inherited retinal disease- Stargardt Disease. The Acucela Inc. USA, multicentre trial will test if the drug Emixustat will slow the vision loss in patients with this condition which leads to loss of central vision.

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Dis-Chem Ride for Sight

Events

Dis-Chem Ride4Sight 2020

The Dis-Chem Ride For Sight 2020 was held on Sunday 16th February . Over 4500 Cyclists took to the street of Boksburg to cycle to restore the gift of sight. Dusty Day won the 116km Super Classic from an elite field of top South African cyclists.

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News

RARE DISEASES DAY

Rare Diseases Day is held on the last day of February each year. This serves to bring much needed attention to these rare conditions and to find treatments and cures for these diseases that are not commonly found in the general population. Genetic eye diseases are rare and so fall into this category. These are sometimes also referred to as Orphan diseases.

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First gene replacement therapy approved

News

Clinical Trial in South Africa

Retina South Africa is in negotiation to bring clinical trials to South Africa. How does this effect SA patients

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Fundraising

Motor Car raffle cancelled.

The Fury Motor Group in association with their partners are once again privileged to sponsor the community raffle for a Mazda 2 . Tickets are now available at Retina South Africa for only R100 per book of ten tickets

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Dis-Chem Ride for Sight - 2020

Events

Dis-Chem Ride for Sight

The 29th Ride for Sight was once again sponsored by Dis-Chem Pharmacies and generously supported by the Ekurhuleni Metro .

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News

Our Paralympic heroes Ilsa Hayes and Alani Ferreira

Congratulations to Alani Ferreira (Swimming) and Ilse Cartens nee Hayes who represented South Africa at the Rio 2016…

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