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Macula Vision Research Foundation

The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF), is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to curing macular degeneration and related retinal diseases.

Currently, more than 15 million Americans are affected by macular degeneration. This devastating disease is expected to dramatically increase over the next decade, impacting millions of Americans. An impaired macula causes a person to lose his/her central vision, creating a blind spot. This prevents a person from clearly seeing objects straight ahead; such as faces of people they love, words on a page, a checkbook, the ability to drive… limiting independence.  Imagine the anguish of severe vision loss drastically changing the quality of your life.

We are dedicated to finding a cure for people who are affected by this frightful disease, restoring their vision and bringing hope to the many others with retinal and macula diseases. Over the past 17 years, we have committed more than $21 million to groundbreaking scientific research that will lead us to a cure for retinal blindness.

MVRF is especially unique in that every single dollar donated goes directly to research. The Karen and Herbert Lotman Foundation pays ALL expenses for the Macula Vision Research Foundation (including administrative and fundraising expenses).

You can help! Spread the word about MVRF and the work we are funding. Connect with us on Facebook. Check out our videos on YouTube.  Make a donation to MVRF so we can continue to support innovative research. Treatment and a cure are clearly in sight, but we need your help.  Every donation counts and every dollar brings us closer to a cure.

No one does what the Macula Vision Research Foundation does…

We applaud anyone who is helping to fund and find a possible cure for AMD. But we don‘t want any confusion between their work and ours. To be clear, MVRF is the only foundation raising money to fund world-class research on AMD exclusively, and the only foundation devoting 100% of donated dollars to that end… nearly $20 million to date. We’ve made incredible progress. And we’re confident that we’re close to a cure. As you support AMD research, maximize your donation and support the Macula Vision Research Foundation. Thank you for choosing us!


News & Announcements

  • FDA Approves Lucentis for Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy
    Posted: February 11 2015

    FDA Approves Genentech’s Lucentis® (Ranibizumab Injection) for Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy in People with Diabetic Macular Edema
    Posted: December 22 2014

    National research foundation awards $1.2 million to scientists conducting groundbreaking research to find a cure for macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. CONSHOHOCKEN, Read More >>
  • New Public Opinion Poll Reveals a Significant Number of Americans Rate Losing Eyesight as Having Greatest Impact on their Lives Compared to Other Conditions
    Posted: September 19 2014

    New Public Opinion Poll Reveals a Significant Number of Americans Rate Losing Eyesight as Having Greatest Impact on their Lives Compared to Other Conditions Comprehen Read More >>

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