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Nov 9, 2020 The Foundation in the News
The Foundation Fighting Blindness Retinal Degeneration Fund is an investor in the company
Oct 29, 2020 The Foundation in the News
Oct 28, 2020 The Foundation in the News
Oct 7, 2020 The Foundation in the News
Aug 5, 2020 The Foundation in the News
In 2018, the Foundation Fighting Blindness launched a venture philanthropy investment arm called the Retinal Degeneration (RD) Fund to help companies and researchers advance promising treatments for inherited retinal diseases into and through early-stage human studies. Currently, the RD Fund has allocated about 75% of its $72 million fund to eight investments.
Jul 29, 2020 The Foundation in the News
Company formed with $8.15 million Series 1; led by founding investors Hatteras Venture Partners and the Foundation Fighting Blindness
Apr 10, 2020 The Foundation in the News
Using high-tech, camera-equipped eyeglasses and a healthy pair of eyes with 20/20 vision located hundreds, maybe even thousands, of miles away, a blind New York attorney has help to navigate the city’s busy streets and broken sidewalks.
Feb 14, 2020 The Foundation in the News
People with disabilities are no different from anyone else. We all have strengths and challenges, and we all seek to be fully engaged in society. Treating blind people differently, either as incapable of conducting everyday tasks in life, or conversely, acting as though our ability to conduct even the most mundane chore is remarkable can be discouraging.
Jan 24, 2020 The Foundation in the News
Author Ben Shaberman talks to Optometry Today about how families affected by blindness helped to inspire his new novel, Retina Boy
Dec 6, 2019 The Foundation in the News
While genetic testing can direct treatment and identify those at risk, it is important to have support available when patients test positive.