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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

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

The Discovery Fund is an important organization focused on research of eye diseases. In our aging demographic we will all benefit from the research carried out by TDF. The benefit to people in the beginning of their lives, young people, is also life altering.
My husband had shingles very close to his eye. His treatment as researched by TDF alleviated his illness and prevented eye damage. Friends with macular degeneration are benefiting from TDF research as are patients with kerotatonis (sp). This is a forward-looking and well-run organization doing work crucial to the advancements in treatment of eye disease.

Donor

Rating: 5

They have helped our family through research in macular degeneration.
Their research in mitochondria may save countless lives from terrible diseases.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Discovery Eye Foundation (DEF) has been supporting research on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and keratoconus (KC) for over forty years. The DEF supported researchers have made tremendous contributions to moving forward our knowledge on what causes these diseases and how to treat them. This foundation really exemplifies how an individual donor can help improve how patients are diagnosed and treated. They do a terrific job!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Discovery Eye Foundation is an excellent organization that provides education and support for people with vision problems. They also support novel, exciting eye research in different laboratories around the country. This organization has been around for over 30 years and has help thousands of people with age-related macular degeneration and keratoconus.

Donor

Rating: 5

Their research has always been in fore front. They have helped many people with their research and educational programs

Donor

Rating: 5

I was first referred to Dr. Anthony Nesburn, Medical Director for the DEF, as a result of his expertise, both clinically and in the field of ophthalmic research specific to my medical needs. Continuing as his patient for over forty years, I have been the beneficiary of both his wisdom and compassion. Throughout this time, I've witnessed the unwavering devotion he has demonstrated not only to his own research, but in his support of the research of others through the Foundation.
On a separate note, my family and friends have suffered from the impacts of both AMD and Keratoconus.
The community outreach the Foundation affords those suffering with these serious eye conditions
is so very important.
It has been my privilege to offer financial support for the last several years to an organization accomplishing much in different arenas.

Donor

Rating: 5

Do great work. Are starting to produce some very important discoveries that will not only save lives but allow thousands of people such as my father in law to see.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was a patient of Dr. Anthony Nesburn, when I presented with a challenging corneal problem. His compassion, expertise, conservative approach and overall care were exemplary. I since learned about the foundation he supports, and have been a donor - and passionate fan - ever since, in support of the foundation's good works, Dr. Nesburn's selfless service, and their goals.

In my professional life, I am CEO of a non profit organization - and I've served in similar capacities for over 30 years. The Discovery Eye Foundation is an incredible organization, from all perspectives.

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Donor

Rating: 4

I have Keratoconus and we need advocates working for us to find a cure to this condition. The monthly newsletter is helpful. In particular information about the research.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Macular Degeneration Partnership continually gives good information and help. I have been battling wet AMD in my right eye for 8 years and it is now beginning in the left one. I live in France and have the good fortune to have a specialist here who keeps it under control. Because this is inherited in my case, my 2 sisters are also readers of the MD Partnership site, and it gives all of us good guidance. We are very grateful!

Donor

Rating: 5

As a doctor of optometry specialiIng in keratoconus, i rely heavily on the national keratoconus foundation to support and educate my patients throughh all aspects of this disease. I remember practicing before nkcf was in existence and its presence and service to the public and those with the disease is of immeasureable importance. Thankyou cathy warren and the whole national keratoconus foundation organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have had keratoconos for nearly 50 years and this organization has been a godsend for information, counsel and direction as my deseace has progressed. After a corneal transplant I found their literature to be the most complete and easiest to access and use that existed. Their research into a range of eye issues seems to be at the forefront of progress for these conditions and there ratio of operating expenses to proper use of their funds seems to be very high.