Our Mission
Restoring Hope Through Sight

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About Us

We influence doctors to spend time researching one of the most devastating eye disorders - Retinitis Pigmentosa.

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.

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How We Are Solving the Problem

We are raising funds to help young ophthalmologists to do research in hopes of finding a cure.

  • Provide scholarships for visually impaired children destined for college. Primarily, we will offer scholarships to U.S. high school seniors who have been admitted to college.

  • The Juliette RP Vision Foundation will provide scholarships to young ophthalmologists who are conducting Retinitis Pigmentosa research and/or providing eye care to patients with RP or other retina related eye diseases.

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Our Founder

Robert Melendez, MD

For over 25 years, Robert Melendez has been committed to fighting Retinitis Pigmentosa with scholarships and research.

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Robert Melendez MD

Night For Sight

Awards • Dinner • Dancing • Black Tie

August 12, 2023 at 6:30 pm

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