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Review for Discovery Eye Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

DEF has been raising money to support vision saving research for for over 48 years. It sponsored research has helped patients with keratoconus, many kinds of corneal and retinal diseases. A main focus for the last decade has been seeking treatments for Dry macular degeneration and other retinal diseases including RP. Supported researchers, Drs. Henry Klassen and Jing Yang with great support from CIRM have just completed a Phase 2b FDA clinical trial using retinal progenitor cells to treat human RP. Sponsored researcher Dr. Cristina Kenney is foing ground breaking work on mitochondrial rejuvenation in retinal cell from Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD) patients that could open treatments for Dry AMD patients.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Discovery Eye Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Discovery Eye Foundation has supported research for new treatments for sight-robbing eye diseases for over 47 years. It's supported scientists have advanced new treatment for age-related macular degeration, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, herpes keratitis and kernatoconus.
It is exciting to participate as a Board Member.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Discovery Eye Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Discovery Eye Foundation has played a key role in so many of my patient's lives-- Particularly those with keratoconus and macular degeneration. The sight saving research that DEF has supported for over 40 years has been very important to those with corneal and retinal diseases.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen and read the heartfelt letters and emails that pour into The Discovery Eye Foundation from hundreds of people and families we have helped. In my practice patients tell me how much we have assisted them in dealing with their eye diseases.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I help with their research and outeach programs.