PRO RETINA Deutschland e.V. is a self-help association for people with retinal degeneration founded in 1977 as a non-profit organisation by victims and their families. It is a national organisation with more than 50 regional groups and approximately 6000 members. It provides information and advice and sees itself as the public representative of patient interests. To contribute to the development of effective therapies, PRO RETINA Deutschland e. V. is also committed to the promotion of research. PRO RETINA would like to give everyone who is threatened by impaired vision or blindness due to retinal damage a new chance at a self-determined life by means of prevention, treatment and shared coping strategies.
Encourage research – cope with disease – life on your own terms
PRO RETINA Stiftung zur Verhütung von Blindheit [Pro Retina – foundation for the prevention of blindness]
The PRO RETINA Foundation was established in 1996 by patients for patients. It has set itself the task of researching blindness due to retinal degeneration and providing access to treatment. Within the meaning of its founders – patients with retinal degeneration and their families – the foundation sees itself as an instrument of research promotion within the self-help association PRO RETINA Deutschland e. V. The focus of the association since its inception has been on causal and therapeutic research in the area of retinal degeneration that may lead to blindness and for which there are as yet no available therapies.