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ASCRS Foundation

The ASCRS Foundation, a 501-C-3 organization founded in 2003, is dedicated to improving the American public’s understanding of ophthalmology, sponsoring independent research designed to advance the science and practice of ophthalmology, and providing humanitarian eyecare to the World’s underserved.

The foundation supports the www.eyesurgeryeducation.org patient education website and administers a competitive application process for the award of 23 research/travel grants annually. The foundation operates the Robert Sinskey Eye Institute – a permanent, full-service medical/surgical facility in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, treating more than 13,000 patients annually, and also works  in partnership with Project Vision and the Himalayan Cataract Project to improve  cataract surgery training  in China and Africa.

Learn more about the ASCRS Foundation.