Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc.
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11435 Cronhill Dr National Headquarters Owings Mills MD 21117 USA
The urgent mission of The Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive 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. Since its establishment in 1971, The Foundation has raised more than $278 million and has funded thousands of studies at hundreds of prominent institutions around the world. FFB is ranked as a Top-Rated charity by the American Institute of Philanthropy, and was named one of Worth Magazine''s 100 Best Charities.
FFB-funded scientists perform research in a variety of areas including: genetic discovery, gene therapy, cellular and molecular biology, nutrition, and retinal prosthetics. The Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board, leaders in retinal disease science and research, provide oversight and guidance for the research program. FFB, working in tandem with its support organization NNRI, has formed partnerships with governmental agencies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and academic institutions to accelerate the development of preventions, treatments, and cures for retinal degenerative diseases.
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