California Retina Research Foundation

California Retina Research Foundation (CRRF) was founded in 2001 by Dr. Robert Avery, Dr. Ma’an Nasir and Dr. Dante Pieramici to investigate the efficacy of new treatment options to help patients manage, and potentially reverse, affects of visually damaging retinal diseases. Since its inception, CRRF has enrolled more than 1,000 patients in over 50 clinical trials.

In addition to funding research, a portion of CRRF proceeds is allocated to philanthropic examinations within California and through CRRF’s partnership with Surgical Eye Expeditions International (SEE International).

Our affiliation with SEE International enables physicians to collaborate on sustainable medical, surgical and educational services with the goal of restoring sight and preventing blindness to disadvantaged people in developing countries. To date, CRRF has helped fund missions to El Progresso, Honduras and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Employing the best medical practices through research and innovation

Patient Perspective

On Clinical Trials

“I was impressed initially with the attitude of the staff. I felt like the study would benefit so many people, including myself, so it’s been extremely worthwhile. There are so few medical facilities today that are caring, and yours happens to be one of them.”

– Actual Patient Quote