The California Retina Research Foundation (CCRF) is a non-profit organization based in Santa Barbara and devoted to the prevention of blindness through the advancement of research in vitreoretinal diseases. The CRRF promotes research, both laboratory and clinical, that demonstrate the potential for establishing new treatments intended for patients with retinal diseases.

The Foundation supports the dissemination of information concerning retinal diseases to the medical and non medical community through educational conferences, the publication of scientific research papers, and the training of medical personnel.

The Foundation also promotes charity care for individuals suffering from retinal disease but without the resources to pay for medical services. The CRRF, in collaboration with other local charities and the Santa Barbara Cottage Health System, strives to see that no individual loses vision from a retinal disease because of lack of financial support.

The CRRF is funded through the generosity of interested individuals and corporations. Donations may be submitted to:

California Retina Research Foundation
525 E. Micheltorena Street, Suite D
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Clinical Studies

One mission of our practice is to provide patients the opportunity to participate locally in national clinical trials of new treatments for severe retinal diseases. The doctors of California Retina Consultants, have been recognized for their involvement in numerous national and international clinical trials of novel treatments for complications of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and ocular injuries.

In conjunction with The California Retina Research Foundation, The Neuroscience Research Institute of The University of California at Santa Barbara, and the National Eye Institute, the doctors continue to explore the causes and cures for serious retinal diseases.

Participation in a clinical trial is completely voluntary. Eligibility for enrollment into a particular trial is determined through a screening process that varies from study to study. Because of the specific nature of your disease, you may not be eligible for participation. If you decide not to participate or are deemed ineligible, the doctors will continue to care for your eyes and provide you with the highest standard of care available.

Please feel free to call our study coordinator with any question about the studies.