Retinal Health & Research

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VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation

The VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation (VRSF) is dedicated to supporting research, improving care, and promoting education related to diseases of the retina and macula. Our goal is to empower both the medical community and the general public in the fight to prevent blindness.

Board of Directors

The VRSF board comprises a distinguished group of professionals, including physicians from Retina Consultants of Minnesota, academic and community ophthalmologists, and non-physician community leaders.

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The VRSF Research Award is available to residents, fellows, medical students and undergraduates interested in pursuing a research project, and possibly a career, dedicated to increasing the understanding of macular or retinal disease. To date, our research program has resulted in 137 presentations and 87 publications.

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The VRSF Research Fellowship is an exciting opportunity open to individuals currently involved in full-time clinical or basic research at an academic institution. Recipients are granted $10,000 to use towards expenses related to their proposed project. Read more about our application criteria and eligibility.

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We promote professional education by sponsoring courses designed for medical professionals including ophthalmologists, optometrists, residents, fellows, technicians and students. We sponsor the annual Retinal Update Course with presentations from RCM physicians and an invited guest speaker. We host a Retina Case Conference for residents and fellows in conjunction with the Retinal Update Course.

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The VRSF is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit public charity. To uphold our mission, the VRSF solicits donations from professional colleagues, patients and families affected by retinal disease, and the general public.

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