Eye Floaters Research | VMR Research Foundation
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What is the VDM Project?

We are a team of eye floater sufferers from around the world, united in finding a safe and effective cure for this disease. We support the VMR Research Foundation and work with international institutes. The VDM Project is committed to scientific research that will result in clear vision – but we need your help.

Find out more information at: www.vdmresearch.org

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Our Objectives

A safe and effective cure for eye floaters is our goal – as soon as possible.

While scientific research is the solution, it’s essential that we lay the foundation to have this disease recognized as a serious issue by the medical community – meaning a cure can be developed faster.

We have outlined with the VMR Research Foundation and Dr. Jerry Sebag a Tri-Project Proposal below with details on how we can greatly accelerate scientific research and help us pressure the pharmaceutical industry to cure eye floaters.

The VDM Project is exploring ways to receive governmental grants, but this won’t be possible without eye floaters being recognized as a serious problem first. We can only complete the program with funding, and we need your help.

Project One – Discovering the Origin of Eye Floaters

Our short-term goal is to cure this disease, and our long-term goal is to prevent it.

To do this, our researchers need to gain a better knowledge of eye floaters at a molecular level. For a cure to be found, a better understanding of eye floaters is essential. As a combined effort between the VMR Research Foundation and the Huntington Medical Research Institute, both organizations strongly believe this project to be fundamental in understanding how eye floaters develop – and how they can be both treated safely today, as well as prevented tomorrow.

Project Two – Myopia and Eye Floaters

Near-sightedness (myopia) has a strong correlation with eye floaters, but the reason why is currently unknown.

Project Two will assess the changes in the eyes of patients with eye floaters to better understand how and why this condition occurs. Due to myopia levels increasing dramatically worldwide (estimated to affect 5 billion people per year by 2050), this project is necessary to gain the attention of governments and medical institutes globally. Once we have sufficient data to prove this, funding toward a cure is much more likely, meaning a floater-free future for sufferers.

Project Three – Vitreous Floaters Functional Questionnaire

One of our key strategies in having this disease recognized by Governments, Medical Institutes and Researchers is to show the widespread prevalence of eye floaters.

Currently, a questionnaire frequently used by the U.S. National Eye Institute does not adequately show how eye floaters negatively impact the lives of sufferers. We aim to change this. With a new questionnaire created and distributed by the VMR Research Foundation to measure the negative impact of eye floaters with quantifiable data, we can measure the magnitude of this problem. This vital questionnaire will greatly strengthen our ability to apply for medical research funding and is a key step to curing eye floaters. We also anticipate that this questionnaire will provide sufferers with feedback on the severity of their disease.

 

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What are Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are spots in your vision. They may look to you like black or gray specks, strings, or cobwebs that drift about when you move your eyes. For some people, this can be a debilitating condition that has a significant impact on their quality of life.

These can affect the sufferers ability to concentrate, read, drive and enjoy outdoor activity. Those who experience them often report symptoms of severe depression and anxiety.

 

Is there a cure?

While two options do exist, they come with risks of life-altering side effects including infection and blindness. The VDM Project is striving for a safe and effective cure, restoring clear vision to eye floater sufferers. This can only be achieved by crowdfunding, until we achieve our aim of receiving governmental grants.

 

We recognise that eye floaters are a disease of the vitreous.

Led by world-renown ophthalmologist Dr. J. Sebag, we are a non-profit organisation with a goal of preventing and curing this disease. We have teamed up with the VMR Research Foundation, Columbia University and Riverside Research to accelerate this research, but your support is needed.

 

How will you find a cure?

Detailed plans for our scientific research proposals can be found at VDMresearch.org

 

What are the next steps?

As a non-profit organisation, 100% of donations go directly to research. Our aim is to reach our funding goals, allowing us to progress to the next stage of clinical research before human trials begin. The faster we achieve this, the faster a cure can be developed.

 

How do I contact the VDM Project?

Email: info@vdmresearch.org

Instagram: @vdmproject

Facebook: vdmproject

Twitter: @VDM_Project

YouTube: VDM Project Media

 

 

 

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