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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 18 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… more than $21 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!

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News & Announcements

  • MVRF To Host Free Seminars On AMD In Collaboration With The Eyesight Foundation Of Alabama And The International Retinal Research Foundation
    Posted: February 29 2016

    Premier national research foundation collaborates with local Alabama-based vision Foundations to host FREE seminars in Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile focused on macular degeneration to help people Read More >>
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    Posted: February 5 2016

    NEEDHAM, Mass., and PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Read More >>
  • MVRF Joins “NY Needs Uber” Coalition Along with Other Members of the Disability Community
    Posted: December 23 2015

    New York, NY - Local and national members of the disability community today announced that they have joined the “NY Needs Uber” coalition in support of expanded mobility and economic options for p Read More >>
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