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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 11 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 15 years, we have committed more than $18 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 Herb 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!

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News & Announcements

  • Anatomical Discovery by Penn Team Gives Insight into Blinding Retinal Diseases
    Posted: March 5 2014

    In humans, a tiny area in the center of the retina called the fovea is critically important to viewing fine details. Densely packed with cone photoreceptor cells, it is used while reading, driving and Read More >>
  • WYPL Interviews Dawn Prall George, Executive Director of MVRF
    Posted: February 28 2014

      Vance Durbin from Eye on Vision at WYPL in Memphis, a radio show for those with visual impairment, interviews Dawn Prall George, Executive Director of MVRF about the Foundation and its miss Read More >>
  • CBS Interviews MVRF Founder Herb Lotman & MVRF Executive Director Dawn Prall George
    Posted: February 24 2014

    CBS' Erickson Blakney speaks with MVRF Founder Herb Lotman & MVRF Executive Director Dawn Prall George about the Macula Vision Research Foundation and finding a cure for retinal diseases: Read More >>
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