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Macular Degeneration

Accelerating groundbreaking research into the root causes for leading eye diseases and support pioneering prevention strategies and treatments to end Macular degeneration disease in our lifetime.



Our 360° Approach to Research


BrightFocus takes a 360° approach to fund innovative scientific research worldwide to defeat Macular Degeneration, exploring the full range of scientific paths toward better treatments and ultimately a cure.


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Research We Fund

BrightFocus drives innovative research worldwide on Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Search our grant awards to learn more.

Breakthrough Spotlight

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FDA Gives “Breakthrough” Status to Potential New Treatment for Vision Disease

Rooted in key, early funding from BrightFocus, a proposed treatment for Stargardt’s disease – an inherited blinding retinal degenerative condition beginning in childhood – has received “Breakthrough Therapy Designation” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, allowing for expedited testing and federal review towards possible patient use.

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Your gift can help lead to treatments and a cure to end macular degeneration. Fund the latest, promising research and help provide valuable information to families living with this disease.

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