Foundation Fighting Blindness

The 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.

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» Recent News

Miami Resident - Betti Lidsky Named Unsung Heroine by Mitsubishi
04 Mar 02 | Because of Lidsky's award, The Foundation Fighting Blindness will receive a $5,000 grant from Mitsubishi Motors Foundation to recognize their leadership and encourage their organizations' continued successes. "I've been proud to partner with her ...

The Foundation Fighting Blindness to Host Annual Conference in Dallas
09 Aug 01 | (Owings Mills, MD) - August 9, 2001 - The Foundation Fighting Blindness announced today that it will host its annual conference, VISIONS 2001: Seeing the Light, in Dallas, Texas on September 13-15, 2001. The Foundation Fighting Blindness is the ...

Michael Bloomberg to Receive Humanitarian Award from The Foundation Fighting Blindness at New York Dinner and Gala
04 Jun 01 | (New York) June 4, 2001-Almost 1,000 people will be on hand at the Waldorf-Astoria on the evening of June 7th, 2001 to honor Michael Bloomberg as he receives The Foundation Fighting Blindness' Humanitarian Award. "Michael has been a longstanding ...

Rodeway Inn Supports Macular Degeneration Research
09 Mar 01 | (Hunt Valley, MD) March 9, 2001-In a new partnership announced today, Rodeway Inn is teaming up with The Foundation Fighting Blindness to support macular degeneration research. Rodeway Inn, which has 151 hotels throughout the country, will donate...



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