Preserving the Precious Gift of Sight


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Established in 1969, Retina Research Foundation has built a solid and balanced program of scientific research. Beginning with a modest program of research grants, we now offer a multi-faceted and worldwide program of retina research.

Overview of Research 2019

Learn more about the wide variety and scope of RRF current research programs: Pilot Study Grants, Established Awards, Research Chairs & Professorships, International Fellowships, and Research Initiatives.

History of Major Award Recipients

Many world-renowned scientists have been selected to receive RRF Established Awards through the years. From the first RRF Award recipient in 1978, Charles L. Schepens, MD, to the present 2019 Award recipients shown here, the tradition of excellence continues.

Collaborating Organizations/Worldwide Network

RRF has established collaborative relationships with key international and national organizations. See the worldwide reach of retina research programs which RRF has funded.

Newsletter and Annual Report

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The Newsletter is published by RRF as a public service and there is no charge to you.


We have achieved much success in fulfilling our mission of preventing blindness worldwide. Find out how you can help.

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Mission of RRF

The mission of the Retina Research Foundation is to reduce retinal blindness worldwide by funding programs in research and education. As a public charity, RRF raises funds from the private sector and the investment of its endowment funds.

RRF’s 50th Anniversary

October 1, 2019