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ACCOMPLISHMENTSLeading Discoveries

The Macula Foundation is leading the field in innovative research, insights and discoveries related to macular diseases.

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LuEsther T. Mertz Retinal Research Lectureship

A clinical scientific research lectureship revolving around critical issues related to highly prevalent and newly recognized disease of the macula and to train post doctor ophthalmologists to recognize and treat them in the clinical setting.

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Recognition to the Numerous Organizations that Benefit the Foundation

Each year The Macula Foundation receives support from institutions and organizations throughout the country. We are grateful for the generosity and thoughtfulness for the continued support in the medical community.

Discovery of Pachychoroid

A newly discovered Focal Choroidal excavation and it’s association with pachychoroid spectrum disorders. This was discovered by Dr. K. Bailey Freund, a scientific investigator with The Macula Foundation.

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Anti-VEGF Medication

The Macula Foundation supported research leading to the discovery of drugs to be injected into the eye for treatment of “wet” macular degeneration.

Recent Contributions

  • “The Retinal Atlas” is now the most widely distributed textbook in the field of ophthalmology, the recipient of the Prose Award for medical text, relevant enough to be translated into......

  • Severe myopia referred to as pathologic myopia was the subject of a textbook authored and edited by Macula Foundation supporters. This disease of the retina and macula is a major......

  • The “New” Retinal Atlas is an extension and expansion of the first Retinal Atlas with an emphasis on current imaging technology, pharmacological therapies, and newly recognized diseases.  ...

  • There are now 4 companies which manufacture a device which can determine flow of the retinal and choroidal circulations without the use of a contrast dye. The risk of intravenous......

  • Our understanding of “pachychoroid disease” has expanded greatly thanks to multimodal clinical imaging technologies. Cross-sectional and en face depth-resolved imaging, such as enhanced depth imaging ...

  • The Macula Foundation supported research in the late 1990’s leading to the discovery of drugs to be injected into the eye for treatment of  “wet” macular degeneration. The investigat...