Blog

All the latest from Retina SA

News

World Diabetes Day – 14 November 2020

SCREEN FOR VISION –  SCREEN FOR LIFE
The eye is said to be the window to the soul. Those of us fortunate enough to see appreciate how important our eyes are every day as we see the world around us. We live in the midst of a world-wide diabetic epidemic. This epidemic continues to cause a great deal of suffering.

LEARN MORE

News

NuEyes Electronic Smart-Glasses, a life changer

Oh, the precious joy of seeing the face of a loved one!
Just a few years ago no-one would have believed that a legally blind person could be able to see the faces of their loved ones again. That a small piece of technology in the shape of a computerised pair of smart glasses could allow you to do this.

LEARN MORE

News

World Sight Day 8 October 2020

Retina International launches a United States and Canada cost-of-illness study today, October 8th 2020, as part of World Sight Day.

LEARN MORE

Events

World Retina Week

World Retina Week is being observed from 21 to 27 September. The Ophthalmology Society, The South African Vitreoretinal Society and Retina South Africa are jointly creating awareness of the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on people with visual disabilities. 

LEARN MORE

News

How has Covid 19 really Impacted Us?

Karen Denton (AMD Ambassador)
While chatting to visually impaired people telephonically during the lockdown I have been struck by a few amazing revelations.The lockdown has not only brought negatives to our lives, there are many, many positives.

LEARN MORE
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.

LEARN MORE
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.

LEARN MORE

News

GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR MEDICAL AID

Retina South Africa is here to give you advice on all aspects of retinal vision loss. This week’s blog looks at getting the most from your medical aid.

LEARN MORE
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

LEARN MORE

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

LEARN MORE
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 .

LEARN MORE

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…

LEARN MORE

Interested in getting involved? GET IN TOUCH NOW

Sign Up For Our E-Newsletter

To receive our E-Newsletter right to your inbox, please complete this form