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Phone: 866-807-8965
6066 McAbee Rd
San Jose
California 95120
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Target demographics: People around the world with corneal dystrophies.
People who wish to help educate others by supporting our cause.

Ophthalmologists who should check for corneal dystrophies at every eye examination with a simple slit lamp test.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 700

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: If they lived near San Jose Ca could help us get the Quarterly Newsletter produced (folding, stapling, labeling).

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: An bi-annual patient oriented Corneal Dystrophy Symposium with surgeons and researchers as speakers who are recognized authorities on Corneal Dystrophy and methods of improving quality of life. A live DVD of the proceedings is made and becomes an incentive gift for donors.

Our MISSION is to increase public awareness of corneal dystrophy, potentially blinding diseases affecting the transparent front part of the eye.
We have helped about 6000 people in over 70 countries with support, knowledge and inspiration to overcome their genetic sight disability

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When I was first told I Had Fuchs Dystrophy I had no idea what it was or what I should do. The doctor who diagnosed it did not treat Fuchs and could not tell me much about it. He also knew of no doctor in Northern Nevada who did treat it. He suggested I go on the internet. After I entered "Fuchs... more »
Although my mother had Fuchs Dystrophy and when she died at 105, was nearly blind from it, I never thought about the genetic connection to myself. My thorough glaucoma doctor, who has seen me every three months for years, never thought to test me for it--until I mentioned my history to one of his ... more »
I found out five years ago that I have Fuch's Dystrophy. I have learned so much through all the wonderful coordinators of this site. I will be having a partial corneal transplant very soon and I chose my doctor because of all the wonderful things other patients said about him. If I have any ... more »
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