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Eye on the Cure is the official blog of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, a private non-profit that raises funds for research targeting treatments and cures for vision-robbing retinal diseases. Authored by Dr. Stephen Rose, the Foundation’s chief research officer, and other contributors, the blog provides an insider view of the retinal research field, which, over the past decade, has exploded with scientific discoveries and advancements.

Steve, as he likes to be called, is a renowned expert on retinal research, which means Eye on the Cure provides readers with updates that no other blog can. Steve comments on the latest news, provides useful information in easy-to-understand language and connects readers with valuable resources, including those provided by the Foundation.

Founded in 1971, FFB has raised more than $500 million for research intended to eradicate retinal degenerations, such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration, affecting more than 10 million Americans.

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  2. YOHANNES says:

    Hi I have RP my eyes gotton worse!!! How can I get treatment?
    Please help me give me some advice.
    Think you

  3. Lisa O Van says:

    I have FEVR and so does my six year old son. I’m always looking for more information on our disease. Or anything that can be done about it. I’d love to drive again…I’m hoping someday that is possible.

    • Eye on the Cure says:

      Hi Lisa,

      Unfortunately, we can only speak about research for retinal degenerative diseases that affect the retina in the eye. Your doctors and other eye specialists will be best suited to answer your questions about what treatments are available for your own condition.

      You may want to visit the website of the National Eye Institute ( or reach out to someone at the institute – they may be able to point you in the correct direction on other resources or organizations who specialize in your condition.

      We wish you all the best as you try to find out more.

  4. Judee says:


    My family(from grandma(deceased) to 2 aunts, 3uncles(1deceased) and 2 cousins) has RP. We are from the Philippines, but, would be interested to know treatments on this.

    Thank you.

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  6. George Msovela Pangawe says:

    My name is George Msovela Pangawe a male of 51 years old and i have macular degeneration (severe problem) and I’m interested in any information that could help to cure my problem because as the days going on I’m loosing my sight vision. Thank you in advance.

    • EyeOnTheCure says:

      Thank you for your comment George. We often share the latest in AMD news on our website and here on the blog.

      There are a few places on our website that will provide some useful information on AMD, starting with our backgrounder section on this eye condition:

      We often report on new research advancements and so we encourage you to check out our AMD news articles section as well:

      We hope you find this information helpful. Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.

  7. I have macular degeneration. I have lost vision in one eye. I am interested in being an active participant in research.

    • EyeOnTheCure says:

      H.E., we would recommend that you visit We fund many clinical trials but do not operate the studies ourselves and so reaching out them directly may be the best way for you to find out more about where they are happening and if participating is an option.

      On, which is maintained by the National Health Institute, you are able to search for clinical trials by searching based on your disease. Each clinical trial listing will tell you more about what the study is about and how you can contact them to see if they are recruiting and what the participant criteria may be.

      We hope this information is helpful and encourage you to contact us for additional help at for further information if needed.

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  9. Jessica Young says:

    I was born with congenital cataracts and when I was 15 developed glaucoma in my right eye. I have no lenses in my eyes they were taken with many operations. I only have vision in my left die because of the glaucoma in my right they say that the eyes very clear the left that is I’m so afraid I will lose the vision and that I too would love to know if there’s anything that can be done thank you for your time

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