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Pro Retina Deutschland

  • Self-help association for problems with retina degeneration
  • Emphasis:  research, Pro Retina foundation to prevent blindness
  • Patient information dissemination
  • Public Relations:  self-help, patient discussion hour, patients having direct contact to other patients


  • Are you currently funding any research projects?
    Yes, Retina Foundation
    Development of a DNA chip for early detection of a disease or general diagnostics (for example, for family planning)
  • Are you planning to support any research activities in the future?
    At the moment, nothing than what is what is currently being done
  • Is there a special position within your organisation to foster vision research?

  • Are there other support mechanisms (e.g.. awards, stipends, ... )?
    Membership benefits, health insurance, non-profit organizations, contributions from different people


Pro Retina Germany

Vaalser Straße108
52047 Aachen

Phone: +49-7635821544
Fax: +49-603232172




Dr. Claus Gehrig

  • m.c.gehrig[at]
  • He is slowly becoming blind.
  • He is a doctor.
  • He is currently very active in “Selbsthilfe” and the organization.



  • Self-help groups
  • Research:  DNA chip (Pro Retina Foundation)
  • Patient speaking hour (for example – patient contact)
  • Collaboration with diverse clinics