Foundation Fighting Blindness
Founded in 1971, the goal of FFB has always been to drive research leading to prevention, treatment, and vision restoration for degenerative retinal diseases. These include macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease and Leber congenital amurosis, which together impact millions of people around the world. FFB is the world’s leading private funder of retinal disease research and a driving force behind the progress toward cures. FFB-funded research projects have identified more than 250 genes linked to retinal disease, and launched 20 clinical trials analyzing potential treatments.