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