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The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments, and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is dedicated to funding innovative research to find preventions, treatments, and cures for inherited retinal degenerative diseases. More than 10 million Americans are affected by blinding retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, and Usher syndrome. Since its founding in 1971, the Foundation has raised over $700 million in support of our urgent mission.
To achieve our mission, we fund pioneering research in a comprehensive program that includes cell biology, drug delivery, clinical and preclinical study, genetics, gene therapy, retinal cell transplantation, retinal implants, and pharmaceutical and nutritional therapies. The Foundation has funded thousands of research studies at hundreds of prominent institutions worldwide.
Thank you for volunteering your time and efforts to support the Foundation Fighting Blindness! You are literally helping make the world brighter for millions of Americans!