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What is the VDM Project?
As a non-profit organisation, our aim is to raise funds for the research and development of a safe and effective cure for Vision Degrading Myodesopsia (eye floaters).
A cure for this disease is being approached in two ways. First, we aim to unite eye floater sufferers from around the world to form a pressure group – showing the medical community just the widespread and problematic nature of this condition.
As eye floater sufferers ourselves, we understand the frustration when a doctor tells you to “just ignore them.” We believe there is a better solution.
Secondly, our aim is to raise funds for essential research. Without donations, this research cannot progress. Led by Dr. J. Sebag of the VMR Research Foundation in California, all donations received directly fund the research, equipment and labor costs associated with it.
You can view our plans for clinical research here.
When will we have a cure for eye floaters?
This is the question we all want to know. We want a cure as soon as possible. We understand the pain and suffering eye floater sufferers experience because we are sufferers ourselves. This is precisely why we have taken action to contribute to the cause to find the cure.
We are striving to bring more attention to the issue and garnish more funding to eradicate eye floaters as soon as possible. It takes time for research to be done and tested. We cannot give you a specific answer yet as to when a cure will be found, but we can tell you that much more attention has been given to eye floaters recently and that researchers are currently working to find the cure.
We encourage you to spread the word about your floaters and unite with us to help raise more awareness. We appreciate all of you and encourage you to unite with us for better vision.
Who is behind the VDM Project?
The VDM Project was founded by Fabio Gallerani, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who suffers from eye floaters.
Since the organisation began, a number of influential people who suffer from the same disease have united to contribute and accelerate the project. All members are volunteers, and receive no monetary compensation for their efforts.
Learn more about the VDM Mastermind Team here.
What is the VMR Research Foundation, and how is it connected to the VDM Project?
Dr. J. Sebag MD, FACS, FRCOPHTH, FARVO is a world-renown Vitreo-Retinal Ophthalmologist. Founder of the VMR Institute in California, USA, he has created a non-profit organisation called VMR Research Foundation.
The aim of the VMR Research Foundation is to develop a safe, effective, and non-invasive cure for eye floaters. This will only be possible if the required funding is met.
The VDM Project was created to both raise the associated costs for research and to create a pressure group to change perceptions of this disease in the medical community.
100% of the funds raised directly benefit the VMR Research Foundation and the research it undertakes to better diagnose and eventually cure eye floaters.
The IRS Registration number of the VMR Research Foundation is EIN: 61-1888947, and more details are available at irs.gov
Can I donate directly to VMR Research Foundation?
We encourage people to donate to the VDM Project, as this proves the effectiveness of our organisation.
Consolidating all VDM sufferers and donations through one streamlined organisation allows us to handle the fundraising and administration side, while the VMR Research Foundation focuses entirely on the research and cure.
If you have any questions, please contact us on info@VDMresearch.org
How can I help the VDM Project?
As outlined in our Research Plans page, our goals currently rely on donations. While our ultimate aim is to receive governmental funding, we are currently crowdfunding to achieve our initial projects, which we believe will greatly help us to achieve this.
We also welcome anybody who wishes to join the team and contribute to our efforts. You can apply here.
Research and a cure for eye floaters can only be made possible with funding.
Become a supporter and help us achieve this goal.