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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: The Discovery Eye Foundation supports research related to sight-threatening eye diseases and their treatments, improving the quality of life for patients and their families.

Target demographics: people with sight-threatening eye diseases

Geographic areas served: International

Programs: We fund research into sight-saving therapies and potential cures.

Community Stories

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Advisor

Rating: 5

The Discovery Eye foundation is unique amongst non-profits in how many people they help in relation to how many people they are. I have rarely seen any organization where their people are so hard working and have such a deeply rooted personal interest in what they do. Truly a stellar organization with stellar individuals!

Previous Stories

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have seen DEF grow over the years and they provide a great source of information and comfort for those suffering with eye disease. They sponsor ground-breaking research into the source of many of these aliments and provide patients with support and clear information to help them manage or treat their disease. It's amazing to see such good work produced by their small, but dedicated staff.

Nancy216

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Over the years, 30 to exact, I have watched Discovery Eye Foundation blow the lid off off of so many unsolvable problems! From Keratoconis, to mitochondria genetics, Ocular herpes, Potassium osmosis, and a subject close to my eyeballs, pterigum.

All kidding aside, these researchers are leading scientists who care about everyone.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The National Keratoconus Foundation Newsletter has been a hugely helpful resource for us in keeping informed about developments in the study and treatment of Keratoconus.

Patricia92

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned that I have dry macular degenerative disease almost 3years ago. I was told not to worry. The a year later my sight in my right eye became wavy, went back to my eye doctor. He referred me to a specialist . After an exam was told to either get a sho in eye or be blind in a couple of days. Took the shot, that night I had twitching on right side if my face. Did not go back. Found website for age related macular degenerative and have learned a lot more. Learned that there are different forms of dry. Learned that there is a chart to use. Had to request for one from , eye doc. Tried to tell me I didn't need one. I rely on this organization for lots of info.

Brenda J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Discovery Eye Foundation fills many roles to those of us with eye problems. We use the website for information from the Macular Degeneration Partnership since my Mother suffers from this debilitating disease. We have so many eye issues in my family from ambliopia, to eye sockets that are not even that it is truly a blessing to find so much information on one website. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Brenda Jackson

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I especially appreciate the information provided by the Macular Degeneration Foundation about the latest research on treatments. I cope with the loss of vision caused by Wet Macular Degeneration and have had a total of 88 injections in both eyes since 2005. The knowledge that my children and grandchildren will be affected by this condition is very sad to know. I am grateful that there is hope for them - thanks to the information that I receive from the Macular Degeneration Foundation.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been diagnosed with dry Macular Degeneration. My father and grandparents all suffered from the disease and went blind. Thanks to the Macular Degeneration Partnership and the great information that is emailed to me from AMD.org, I am learning more and more about the disease and keeping informed as to things in the pipeline. Thank you for your help!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having AMD myself along with several family members and friends, I'm really thankful we have DEF to keep us up to date on the latest information regarding this awful condition of the eye.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a person diagnosed with KC, the NKCF forum on their websitea allowed me to read what others with KC have gone through and are experiencing as well as learn about advances in treatments for this condition.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The NKCF Discovery Eye Foudation is a very practical way to get tons of information about keratoconus.
The monthly newsletter presents the latest development for treatment alternatives. It's also possible to get in touch with other people diagnosed with keratoconus to learn about their experience with different treatments. Overall very pleased with the work of the NKCF Discovery Eye Foudation.