Retina New Zealand is a volunteer-run patient support group of people with retinal disorders that lead to sight loss or blindness. Our mem
We provide free telephone peer support service and support groups throughout NZ, and through our publications we offer strategies for coping with vision loss as well as scientific & medical research updates offering hope for effective treatments. Our fundraising helps us make real changes, and we also support students furthering their studies in Ophthalmology through our scientific research fund.
"Walking into the Light" fundraised $15,000 toward the establishment of the NZ Inherited Degenerative Retinal Diseases Database, plus we donated an additional $10,000 from our research fund. We also sponsor a retinal research summer studentship through New Zealand Universities.