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National Foundation for Eye Research.
—An organization known as the National Foundation for Eye Research, founded in Washington, D. C., and with offices in the Shoreham Building, proposes to raise funds for ophthalmic research. This Foundation hopes to encourage public support for medical research aimed at discovering the causes of and developing more efficacious therapies for ocular diseases leading to blindness.The National Foundation for Eye Research will differ in its operation from many organizations designed to further medical research in that its funds will not be restricted to the study of any one disease but will be used to promote research in the whole field of ophthalmic diseases.The activities of the Foundation will be limited entirely to supporting and establishing research centers for ophthalmology in various localities, leaving other approaches to the prevention of blindness and the rehabilitation of the blind to existing agencies.The need
Benedict WL. News and Notes. Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;42(5):683-684. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900050693017