The Juliette RP Vision Foundation
The Juliette RP Vision Foundation was formed in 2008 is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization. It provides scholarships for visually impaired children who are destined for college and U.S. Ophthalmology resident physicians who are interested in pursuing research and/or clinical practice in the area of Retinitis Pigmentosa. We hope to provide research grants to scientists conducting RP research.
What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) refers to a group of inherited diseases causing retinal degeneration.The retina lines the back inside wall of the eye and is responsible for capturing images from the visual field.People with RP experience a gradual decline in their vision because photoreceptor cells (rods and cones) die.