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Research & innovation

Eye diseases

Contact programme
recherche@fdf.org

Why is it important?

One million French people suffer from age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), which primarily affects those over the age of 50 but can also appear in much younger people. And yet, eye disease research receives only meager public funding.

In 1984, a bequest made by Ms. Fouassier created the Berthe Fouassier Foundation. Its objective: support research in ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. Within this context, the Fondation de France creates and awards grants supporting young researchers and doctors in these disciplines.