The VDM Mastermind team is an international collective of volunteers, dedicated to curing eye floaters.
Our aim is to accelerate the progress of the VDM Project by connecting people, sharing ideas and increasing outreach to patients around the world.
We are always looking for new members. Apply to join us.
VDM Project Founder & Visionary
Entrepreneur and philanthropist who also suffers from eye floaters, Fabio decided to join forces with Dr. Sebag and VMR Research Foundation to unite floater patients from all over the world.
Clinical researching of a cure for eye floaters requires medical expertise and funding – Fabio created the VDM Project to raise the necessary funds for Dr. Sebag and the VMR Research foundation to achieve this.
Sociologist, European and Talent Acquisition Specialist.
Edyta is the first point of contact for people interested in becoming part of the movement and is helping to build an exceptional and highly motivated team for the VDM Project.
Edyta has suffered from eye floaters for many years which seriously affects her passions, namely: photography, travel and researching foreign cultures. Her ideal world is one where nobody has to suffer or live in fear due to floaters.
She believes that through united action and common endeavour, a truly effective and safe cure will be found.
Benjamin Longerich is the VDM Mastermind Team Leader in Denmark.
He is 26 years old and a student at the University of Aarhus.
He strongly believes that with hard work and a passionate and clever team, we can create a new era within the field of vitreous research and treatment of floaters.
If we stand together, our future will be much brighter.
Unite for Clear Vision
Patricia is a recent sufferer of eye floaters. In her quest to find a cure, she learned about the VDM Project and made the easy decision to join and support the project, representing Australia and New Zealand.
She is passionate about raising awareness of the issue of eye floaters and is looking forward to a time when a simple and straightforward cure can be found so millions of sufferers do not need to live with this condition any longer.
Her passions include traveling, cooking and kindness and compassion to animals.
Julien is a civil engineer, suffering from eye floaters since 2017.
Now he wants to step up efforts to find a cure for eye floaters with the VDM Project.
Passionate about his job and architecture, he has opened and is managing an architectural and engineering firm.
Born and raised in Paris, France, Julien is now living in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is the contact for French speakers in France, Belgium and Switzerland.
Simon is the Mastermind Team Leader for Egypt and the Middle East.
Currently a dentist in training and with fluency in both Arabic and English, Simon believes in making a difference by extending outreach into the Arab world through contact with medical professionals in the region and translation efforts with his team.
After suffering from eye floaters for nearly two years at a young age, he will stop at nothing to provide hope for sufferers and work within his capabilities toward a safe cure.
Bruna is a nutritionist and entrepreneur from Brazil.
She believes that together we can achieve goals that we could not achieve alone. As a nature lover, Bruna’s floaters have changed her life.
She believes that the first step to coping with floaters is to start focusing on acting instead of complaining.
She strongly believes that one day there will be a safe cure for floaters, and she is willing to work hard to accelerate the process to help the team achieve this goal.
Joanne Magpuri is originally from Wisconsin and now resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States.
Diagnosed with myopia at the age of 10, Joanne has worn glasses and contact lenses for most of her life. She developed floaters in her 20s, but they got significantly worse about a year ago. She became frustrated with the lack of resources and help for eye floater sufferers. Thus she joined the VDM Project and aims to contribute to finding a cure for floaters. Joanne has always loved the written word, and she has been editing and proofreading for more than 30 years. Her hobbies include travel, languages, crafts and reading.
Head of Social Media
Nicholas is founder of a digital company in Italy, helping people and their businesses thrive in the digital world. He has been suffering with eye floaters for 10 years, even though he clearly remembers playing with “transparent” cobwebs since he was 5.
Nicholas joined the VDM Project to help spread the message through digital media outlets, in order to raise awareness and involve more people in the project, and take action together to find the solution!
Vitor de Faria
Social Media Executive
João is a freelancer that suffers from floaters since the age of 12. Now at 20 years old, his eye floaters often leave him struggling to see and concentrate. However, he believes firmly in the VDM Project and is diligent in engaging with supporters on social media and spreading awareness online.