CRC PARTNERS WITH FOUNDATION FOR FIGHTING BLINDNESS
The California Retina Research Foundation is joining forces with the Foundation for Fighting Blindness (FFB) to establish a local chapter on the Central Coast. Drs. Pieramici and Castellarin hosted an inaugural presentation in January 2007 at The Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital to educate patients and their families in the latest on the management of retinal diseases with special focus on inherited retinal degenerations. We hope that this partnership will help raise local awareness and garner financial support for ongoing research.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is the largest source of non-governmental funding for retinal degenerative disease research in the world. The mission of the FFB is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.