My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Discovery Eye Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA
I have been involved with the Discovery Eye Foundation since its founding over 45 years ago.
It has consistently delivered on its promises to help find new treatments for sight threatening eye diseases, including keratoconus, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, retinopathy of prematurity and age related macular degeneration. They have supported cutting edge research in all these fields. One great example--Dr. Henry Klassen at UC Irvine has developed with DEF's support a human retinal stem cell therapy for retinitis pigmentosa that is undergoing an FDA Phase 2b clinical trial. If found effective and safe it will be the first really effective therapy for retinitis pigmentosa. It could also offer therapy for glaucoma and age related macular degeneration in the future.
I have been proud to serve on its Board.