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Retina South Africa

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Located at 14a Pickering Street, Newton Park, Retina South Africa (East Cape Branch) is a service provider for the visually impaired. Offers products such as low vision assistive devices, etc.
The Foundation

Retina South Africa is a registered Non-Profit Organisation and Public Benefit organisation with B:BBEE status. Sponsorship of certain aspects of our work are tax deductible under Section 18a of the Income Revenue Act.
Retina South Africa was established in 1980 as the South African Retinitis Pigmentosa Society.

Retina South Africa is a patient-driven action group that has branches in all the major centres in South Africa. Our major focus is:
• Support of the Retinal Degeneration Research project at the University of Cape Town to find the genetic mutations in South African families
• Facilitation of genetic testing to identify those patients who will benefit from clinical trials and imminent therapy
• Public Awareness of retinal degeneration
• Patient support including education, referral and intervention
• Collaboration with local and international agencies and researchers
• Fund raising to support this work

We are founding members of Retina International with headquarters in Ireland.
Membership is open to all patients, family members and persons who wish to support our quest to find treatments for Retinal blinding conditions.

Retina South Africa is the only patient group in South Africa dedicated to bringing promising clinical trials and treatments to South Africa. We offer free counselling, education, information and referrals to patients with retinal genetic vision loss and facilitate genetic testing.

Help line 0860595959 (SA only) or +27114501181
Contact / ReservationsRetina South Africa

Alternatively contact the TOURISM call centre on +27 (0) 41 585 8884


Latitude : -33° 57' 16.50" S | Longitude : 25° 35' 0.82" E


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