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Foundation for Fighting Blindness

  • A national research organization at the forefront of developing treatments and cures for vision-robbing retinal diseases
  • Raised more than $600 million to support hundreds of the world’s leading retinal experts
  • Facilitates five treatment areas: genetics, gene therapy, cell-based therapies, nutrition and prosthetics. Research targets the spectrum of inherited retinal diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa (RP), age-related macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease, choroideremia and Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). The Foundation
  • Work has led to breakthrough advancements, including the FDA-approved Argus II, or “bionic retina,” which is used by people completely blinded by RP to detect light and increase mobility
  • Landmark gene therapy for LCA has restored vision in 100 people in clinical trials. And three human studies for gene therapies targeting choroideremia are up and running
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