Stanford University Department of Psychology has been granted a $300,000 Research to Prevent Blindness/Lions Clubs International Foundation (RPB/LCIF) Low Vision Research Award to support eye research conducted by Justin Gardner, PhD. The support is provided over a three-year period.
The Award was established in 2016 by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) and its partner organization to address urgent needs in understanding and treating low vision, one of the 10 most common causes of disability in the U.S., by launching new lines of research that target damage to the visual system.
“Dr. Gardner’s proposal represents a unique opportunity for us to catalyze the merging of cortical visual research into applications for low vision and visual recovery, examining higher level plasticity and reorganization that may lead to new therapeutic approaches for enhancing vision in the low vision community.” Jeff Goldberg, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology, Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University.
Since it was founded in 1960, RPB has channeled more than $349 million into eye research. As a result, RPB has been identified with nearly every major breakthrough in vision research in that time. For information on RPB's grants program, listings of RPB institutional and individual grantees, and findings generated by these awards, go to www.rpbusa.org.