Some 13 million people in the U.S. could be struggling with low vision! A partnership between Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) and Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) will continue in the RPB/LCIF Low Vision Research Award. The organizations will grant one award of $300,000 each year in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The research grants are part of a commitment to end infectious blindness, reduce avoidable blindness and visual impairment.
“We thank LCIF for their significant and continued funding partnership to make these grants possible,” says RPB President Brian F. Hofland, Ph. D. “Low vision is a major, neglected and specific chronic condition with a variety of causes and a common outcome: permanently reduced vision that cannot be improved with current available vision interventions such as eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicines or surgery. With these grants we are asking leading scientists to expand key knowledge and develop new treatment approaches, with the goal of making life better for persons with low vision and with some remaining sight."
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“Research to Prevent Blindness and Lions Club International Foundation to Continue Low Vision Research Award Partnership”