The ultimate vision of The Juliette RP Vision Foundation is to achieve cures for Retinitis Pigmentosa and other retina-related eye diseases.
The Juliette RP Vision Foundation was founded in 2008 to help find a cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). The foundation was created by Dr. Robert F. Melendez and several of his MBA colleagues from Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Melendez was inspired to learn more about the eye as a young boy when his mother was diagnosed with RP. He would tell her that he was going to find a cure for her disease. To that end, he and his colleagues were able to start the foundation to help find a cure for RP and named the foundation after his mother, Diane Juliette Melendez, who was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Special thanks to his colleagues in his MBA class:
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.Learn More About Retinitis Pigmentosa
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