clear vision

The VDM Project aims to unite eye floater patients and change perceptions of this condition within the medical community and the world in general. Only by doing this can we develop a safe and effective cure.

O que são Flutuadores de Olhos?

Eye floaters are dark disturbances in your vision. They may look like black or gray specks, strings, or cobwebs that drift about when you move your eyes. For some people, this can be a debilitating condition that has a significant impact on quality of life. Floaters arise from the gel that fills the center of the eye, called vitreous. Vitreous Floaters can affect the patients’ ability to concentrate, read, drive, and enjoy outdoor activities. Those who experience floaters often report symptoms of severe depression and anxiety.

Existe uma cura?

While options do exist, they come with risks of life-altering complications from vision loss. Although these outcomes are very rare, the VDM Project is striving for new safe and effective cure(s), restoring clear vision to eye floater patients.

But we need your help.

Reconhecemos que as moscas volantes são uma doença dos vítreos.

Led by world-renowned vitreo-retinal ophthalmologist Dr. J. Sebag, we are a non-profit organization with the goal of improving our understanding and management of this disease, ultimately preventing eye floaters. As a first step to having eye floaters recognized as a clinical disease, Dr. Sebag coined the term ‘Vision Degrading Myodesopsia’ (VDM). Following this milestone, we are now organizing a global effort to find a safer cure for patients.

Como vamos conseguir isso

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A simples subscrição da nossa newsletter ajudará os nossos esforços de pesquisa.

It’s vital that the true number of eye floater patients is known, allowing us to show medical researchers, governments, and industry just how widespread this condition is.

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As doações são essenciais para financiar a pesquisa médica.

This not-for-profit movement is currently organized by a team of volunteers. Funding is essential to research a safe cure for eye floaters.

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Grupo de pressão

Com membros suficientes, podemos exigir mudanças na comunidade médica.

A indústria farmacêutica precisa de números concretos para dedicar financiamento e recursos. O nosso grupo de pressão unificado irá resultar em melhores diagnósticos e tratamentos.

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A cura

Nesta fase, os ensaios clínicos serão expandidos para humanos.

Isto só pode ser alcançado com um grupo de pressão ativo e financiamento suficiente. A fase 4 resultará numa cura segura, eficaz e acessível para esta doença.

Você pode ajudar? Junte-se à equipa VDM

The VDM Project is made up of volunteers, contributing their skills for a better future.

We’re looking to recruit members in all areas, including: Translation / Design / Social Media / Philanthropy / SEO / Medicine / Business Development / Content Creation / Strategy / Web Development / Awareness & more. If you can contribute, we would love for you to join.

Os nossos fundadores

Dr. J. Sebag MD, FACS, FRCOphth, FARVO

Oftalmologista Vitreo-Retinal

Dr. Sebag is the founder of the VMR Institute for Vitreous Macula Retina, a leading facility for treating disorders of the inside and back of the eye. In 2018 he founded the VMR Research Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advance knowledge and treatment of vitreo-retinal diseases, such as VDM. Using the VMR Research Foundation framework, Dr. Sebag brings his vast knowledge and expertise to partner with the VDM Project and promote the development of improved diagnostics and cures for eye floaters.

Having authored 233 publications to date and being a member of the prestigious American Ophthalmological Society and a Fellow of ARVO, the world’s leading eye research organization, Dr. Sebag is considered a leading authority on vitreous.

Fabio Gallerani

Empresário & Filantropo

Successful entrepreneur and philanthropist who also suffers from eye floaters, Fabio joined forces with Dr. Sebag and the VMR Research Foundation to unite patients from all over the world.

The VDM Project was created for the purpose of being a reliable source where patients can find accurate information to help overcome this difficult disease.

Mensagens dos nossos fundadores

Assista ao webinar

Uma explicação completa em webinar entre o Dr. Sebag e Fabio Gallerani, delineando a ambiciosa agenda do Projeto VDM.