Macular degeneration is all we do!

The SupportSight Foundation is dedicated to funding powerful research that will lead to ground breaking treatments and hopefully a cure for macular degeneration.

Follow along as we digest the latest research for you and keep you in touch with doctors and treatments that might be right for you!


Dr. Stambolian describes how they are taking a new approach focusing research on human eye tissue to better understand what makes a normal macula different from other locations in the retina. Their goals, he says, is to develop better treatments and work on finding a cure.


In this episode, Hilary Stunda speaks with Dawn Prall, founder of The SupportSight Foundation. In the last decade, she has become a champion of low vision patient education, raising awareness to fund research for macular degeneration.


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Latest Research Publications

And what you need to know!

Through the research we are fundingbreakthroughs in gene therapy illuminate our path forward, the promise of a world without the shadows of Age-related Macular Degeneration grows brighter than ever before. We’re diving deeper into the intricate puzzle of AMD, unraveling its mysteries, and pioneering groundbreaking treatments.  This is an exhilarating journey towards reclaiming sight and transforming countless lives!

We’re onto something, come along for the ride. Join us on this exhilarating journey towards saving sight and transforming countless lives!



for wet age-related macular degeneration

for dry age-related macular degeneration & geographic atrophy

This information does not provide, and is not a replacement for, professional medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. TSSF makes no guarantee or representation about the accuracy or completeness of this information.

“How far we have come in 10 years is amazing, where we are going to go in the next 10 years is even more so!”

— Dr. Murray

About our Research Grant Funding

As a public charity, TSSF’s mission is to save sight for millions of people who suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and lose their precious vision. TSSF is a unique, innovative partner with the Principal Investigator (PI) and the project collaborators in ways public funding sources are not. As a private funder our position is founded on the premise that TSSF’s coveted vision research funds enhance other public and private funding resources secured by the PI and/or the project team members.

Research Makes Medicine
Vision Research Grant Program

This program supports basic and applied research directed toward understanding the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD or MacD). TSSF is laser-focused on the science conducted by experienced, published world-class vision researchers – Principal Investigators (PI) – who lead a team of researchers on the path to discovery. The PI’s whose body of research over time has developed and positively impacted preventative measures, treatments, and a cure for this blinding disease that affects millions of people and their families.

Dawn taught me that research makes medicine and supporting retina research is why I continue to support their work.

John B.

Preference is given to funding research programs directly related to the genetics, molecular, cellular, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of macular degeneration that cause vision loss. The Research Makes Medicine program may also involve research related to the development of new technologies for understanding, diagnosing, and treating retinal degenerative diseases.

We also consider projects where there is a need for additional funding that will advance or enhance an existing promising research project to completion. TSSF encourages “breaking down the research silos” that exist within the scientific community. Sharing ideas and findings is critical to the discovery of new treatments and a cure for MacD. In that vein, all proposed projects must involve collaborative partnerships between institutions and/or between departments within an institution.