The Stephen J. Ryan Initiative for Macular Research (RIMR)

Exciting news! We have renamed the program to honor our founder, Steve Ryan. More…

The new name is effective immediately and will be fully implemented across the program’s website and communications before the program’s 9th annual conference in January 2017.

The Stephen J. Ryan Initiative for Macular Research (RIMR) brings together outstanding basic scientists, engineers, medical researchers, and clinicians to develop a better understanding of age-related atrophic macular degeneration (AMD). At annual RIMR conferences, these accomplished leaders from very different backgrounds and disciplines explore technologies, discoveries, and ideas. By sharing their diverse perspectives in interdisciplinary discussions and research collaborations, RIMR participants are improving AMD diagnostics, and expanding the prospect of new treatments for the number one cause of visual impairment and blindness in older Americans.