Retina International

Retina International (RI) is a global umbrella organisation for patient-led charities and foundations who support research into rare, genetically inherited and age-related forms of retinal disease.

These diseases cause progressive degeneration of the retina – a thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye that is essential for vision.

Our Toolkits


This AMD Toolkit is an educational resource for Age Related Macular Degenerations.

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Know Your Code is a genetic testing advocacy initiative by Retina International.

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This IRD Toolkit is an educational resource for Inherited Retinal Degenerative Diseases.

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Click on each icon to view toolkit information, or click here to view them in our education section.



Retina Action is a global coalition committed to developing policy actions for the ageing retina.

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This DED Toolkit is an educational resource for Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases.

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Our Members

RI has 43 active members made up of patient-led voluntary groups, charities and foundations & all with the common goal of finding cures and treatments for retinal dystrophies by supporting research and innovation.

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