Foundation Fighting BlindnessThe urgent mission of The Foundation Fighting Blindness is to find the causes, treatments, preventions, and cures for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. Over 6 million Americans of every age and race suffer vision loss from these diseases. An additional 15 million Americans have pre-symptomatic signs of macular degeneration that may lead to vision loss.
The Foundation funds over 155 research studies at 55 prominent institutions. The Foundation funds leading-edge research in promising areas such as genetics, gene therapy, retinal cell transplantation, retinal implants and pharmaceutical and nutritional therapies.
Since its inception in 1971, The Foundation has raised $150 million for retinal degenerative disease research. The National Health Council has consistently rated The Foundation #1 for the percentage of program dollars spent on research.
For more information, or to contact Foundation Fighting Blindness, see their website at: www.blindness.org
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