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Development of a Novel Technology to Connect Patients with Vision Loss: The Low Vision Connect App

Bonnielin Swenor, PhD, M.P.H. Johns Hopkins Medicine TITLE OF PROJECT:  Development of a Novel Technology to Connect Patients with Vision Loss: The Low Vision Connect App Funded for Two Years with matching funds provided by the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF). The goal of this proposal is to develop and test the “Low Vision Connect” […]

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The Robert Machemer, MD Foundation and The International Retinal Research Foundation Fellowship

The Robert Machemer Foundation and the IRRF have collaborated to establish the Robert Machemer, MD Foundation and International Retinal Research Foundation Fellowship, that will provide $100,000 a year in career research development.  The goal is to support the transition of a vitreoretinal surgical fellow to pursue independent research to improve knowledge of the causes and […]

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The Macula Society/IRRF Award

The International Retinal Research Foundation (IRRF) has partnered with The Macula Society to form The Macula Society/IRRF Award.  The Award will be in accordance with the Macula Society’s purpose of providing a forum for the presentation and dissemination of the most current and most advanced scientific information and research in retinal vascular and macular diseases.  […]

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IRRF Announces New Partnership Initiatives Providing Sustained Research Funding:

The post-pandemic economy has resulted in funding partnership opportunities that leverage the power of matching grants from more than one source.  The International Retinal Research Foundation is pleased to announce new partnerships that will provide research funding over the next three years. The Retina Society Research and Education Fund Retina Society/IRRF Award The main mission […]

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Right: Allie McBrayer, Dr. Laura Dreer, Director, UAB Connections; Sandra Blackwood, IRRF Executive Director; and Molly Cox, Connections Program Director.

UAB CONNECTIONS: Dedicated to the well-being of visually challenged individuals

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB): The IRRF is pleased to continue its support of UAB Connections, an innovative, facilitator-led psychoeducational support group for patients and their families living with vision loss. This program serves Alabamians with various eye diseases unlike any other eye care facility or traditional eye care efforts in Alabama or across […]

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