Why give?

Too many of us live in fear of losing our sight, and with it, our independence. We're facing an epidemic of blindness in the United States and around the world as populations age. If we don't act, the number of us afflicted with diseases like age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma is expected to significantly increase. 

Our vision at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford is to address that epidemic head-on and to eliminate blindness and ocular disease in our community and around the world. To achieve that, we have built a comprehensive multidisciplinary research endeavor with the support of our generous community. Recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, genetics, imaging, stem cell medicine, and technology have given us a real shot at curing these as-yet incurable diseases and reversing the vision loss they cause.

Stanford's unmatched depth and breadth of expertise in each of these fields and our unique ability to leverage these breakthroughs makes us optimistic about finding new cures. But finding cures isn't enough. We must get them to patients faster, so at the Byers Eye Institute we are focused on accelerating the development of therapies and expediting clinical trials.

From discovery to delivery, we have brought together the best minds and the best technologies and are determined to combat blindness and vision loss. If you believe in our vision and want to support our research efforts, please contact: 

Melanie Erasmus
Senior Associate Director of Development
650.269.4251 | merasmus@stanford.edu

Bob Busch
Senior Associate Director of Development
650.223.9121 | bobbusch@stanford.edu

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