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Friday, November 04, 2005

The Macula Foundation

The Macula Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that provides basic and clinical research in macular diseases. Since its founding in 1978, the foundation has distributed grants and awards of approximately $15 million for clinical and scientific research projects, and teaching programs. Awards and grants are approved by members of the foundation's Scientific Advisory Council, which includes a global panel of research specialists from the France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, the United States and other countries.

Among the groups to have received Macula Foundation grants is the LuEsther Mertz Retinal Research Center, an educational, research and public outreach program based at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital in New York City. Among the features on the foundation's web site is a helpful section explaining how to enlarge text on your computer screen using various web browsers.

The Macula Foundation
Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, 8th floor
210 East 64th St.
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-605-3777
Fax: 212-605-3795
Web: http://www.macula.org/foundation/foundation.html

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