Vdm Mastermind Team | Complete The Step 2

The VDM Mastermind Group

Since we launched the VDM Project at the start of this year, we have changed our focus from fundraising to developing a dedicated Mastermind Group. This is for two reasons. Firstly we realised that because it’s a new project, a number of people did not feel comfortable donating and wanted more information regarding the research projects (this will be coming soon).

Secondly, at this stage there is a more important factor required to accelerate progress towards new treatment options for VDM. We need a strong network and the ability to influence a variety of important stakeholders such as doctors, researchers and technology companies.

We are currently looking for new members to join our VDM Mastermind Group. This will be a select group of individuals who are committed and motivated to make a difference and work towards the goals of the VDM Project.

We are looking to run the Mastermind Group in a similar way to an ambitious company that looks for the most effective way to achieve success, so we need a variety of skills ranging from social media, direct networking, fundraising and translation.

(Please be aware that everyone in the VDM Project and the VDM Mastermind Group are volunteers, although we may have access to some funds for marketing purposes in the future.)

If you would be interested to apply for membership to this mastermind group, please follow the link below to submit an application. We require this application because we need to ensure we create a group with the correct balance of skills and with people who are motivated.

Please be aware that all members of the VDM Mastermind Group will need to be available at least once a week for a conference call (time to be confirmed). In addition to this call members will be of course expected to carry out tasks and set goals during the week.

If you cannot commit to these conditions, please consider re-applying at a later time when you can make these commitments.


Thanks for taking the time to read this, we look forward to receiving your application. Successful applicants will be given access to the VDM Project Mastermind facebook group and other resources that we will share as we work together. If you have any questions please email us at info@vdmresearch.org

VDM Project – Unite for Clear Vision.

Dr. Jerry Sebag Explains The VDM PROJECT


In this video Dr Sebag explains his role in founding VMR Research and the purpose of the VDM Project to support his work into the vitreous.  He also explains the new term VDM, and how it is used to describe clinically significant cases of vitreous eye floaters.

We are presenting this video to make it clear that Dr Sebag endorses the VDM Project and our community, and that he hopes that through outreach and education we can build a movement that will lead to new discoveries and treatment possibilities for VDM.

Please take a minute to view the video here:

A Letter From Dr.Sebag for the VDM Project

We are pleased to share this letter of endorsement and support from Dr Jerry Sebag.  


VMR Research Foundation

620 Newport Center Drive PMB 490

Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA

Certified by the US I.R.S. as a 501(c)(3) tax-free organization



January 3, 2020

Fabio Gallerani



Dear Fabio,


Congratulations on launching the VDM research project. It is impressive how much you were able to accomplish in short time. I know that you placed importance on launching this project on the first day of 2020, and as an American, I find this meaningful, since we identify perfect vision as 2020. Unfortunately, this only measures visual acuity. As we have learned, many people can have visual acuity of 20/20 yet have poor vision due to a variety of causes, not the least of which is Vision Degrading Myodesopsia (VDM).


I began my research in Vitreous over four decades ago, and over a decade ago I became interested in the plight of patients with vitreous floaters. While the majority of these cases are not severe, many patients legitimately suffer from the negative impact of vitreous flaoters on their quality of life. As you know, we have determined that one negative impact in the degradation of contrast sensitivity function. But there are other effects that require more research for a better understanding.


The VMR Research Foundation is committed to learning more about vitreous, vitreous floaters, and VDM with the anticipation that this will lead to better diagnostics and less invasive cures. We are pleased to join forces with VDMresearch.org in promoting education and providing information to sufferers around the world. To this end, we are not soliciting funding support at this time and will focus upon providing education and information. As we grow, I anticipate that we will begin to raise funds to help persuade medical institutions, governments, technology corporations, and drug companies to support more research and development in this domain.


So let’s indeed Unite for Clear Vision.


                                                                                   Sincerely yours,

                                                                                  J. Sebag, MD, FACS, FRCOphth, FARVO

Without Professor Sebag and his foundation VMR Research, there would be no VMR Project.  This website and the resources we provide exist specifically to increase public and professional awareness of the work at VMR Research, and to try to accelerate progress towards new treatments for VDM.
Please take a moment to complete STEP 1 here at vdmresearch.org – we will keep you updated on our progress and you will be part of our pressure group to influence the research industry.
Our aim is to build a worldwide community to support Professor Sebag and his colleagues. Our aim is to be noticed by the eye health industry and its research partners. Our aim is to Unite for Clear Vision.  We hope you will join us.