foundation fighting blindness

The world’s leading charity advancing research around retinal degenerative diseases (RDD)

Since its founding in 1971, the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) has been dedicated to funding innovative research to find preventions, treatments, and cures for inherited retinal degenerative diseases that lead to blindness and affect more than 10 million people in the United States.

Funding the Cause

FFB currently funds over 134 research studies, 71 prominent research institutions and eye hospitals worldwide, including 15 dedicated research centers. In order to achieve our mission, we fund pioneering research in a comprehensive program that includes: cell biology, drug delivery, clinical & pre-clinical study, genetics, gene therapy, retinal cell transplantation, retinal implants and pharmaceutical and nutritional therapies.


But our work is far from complete.
More than 10 million Americans of every age are losing their eyesight to retinal diseases. Your support will help continue our momentum in 2016 and beyond.

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