Objectives

  1. Screen and treat people for retinal diseases in underserved areas around the world, through outreach and volunteer programs.
  2. Facilitate education and training of young eye doctors/ophthalmologists/retina specialists from around the world in retinal diagnosis, treatments and surgery, at eye institutions in the United States and elsewhere in the world.
  3. Support trainee retina specialists from underserved areas around the world with grants and aid, so as to help increase the number of retina specialists in areas where such a need exists.
  4. Exchange of information and expertise between retinal specialists, through regular interaction of missions to the underserved areas, or through continuing medical education programs, academic meetings or conferences.
  5. Fund research in retinal diseases, through funding of and in partnership with individual researchers or institutions, through competitive peer-reviewed application process.
  6. Create and maintain patient registries, independently or in association with another entity.
  7. Offer advice and consultancy to any interested party, including but not limited to individuals, departments, institutions, non-profit organizations, universities, and governments.
  8. Increase awareness about retinal diseases in society, and to support retinal physicians and researchers in their pursuit of finding cures for retinal ailments.
  9. Organize local, regional, national and international conferences, either independently or in association with local, regional, national or international societies or bodies.
  10. Organize annual orations and endowment lectures, independently or in association with other entities (including but not limited to professional member societies and other nonprofit organization) anywhere in the world
  11. Build information technology systems to help provide access to those in need.
  12. Open, or support the opening with other entities, including but not limited to individuals, departments, institutions, non-profit organizations, universities, and governments, of specialty eye hospitals with a strong focus on retina in underserved areas around the world.
  13. Offer achievement awards to people who have contributed to the field of retinal research and patient treatment and care around the world.