Retinal disease is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States today. The VRSF seeks to raise awareness of retinal disease, treatment options and available resources for the general public. The foundation provides information about the most common conditions affecting the retina. We offer information about risk factors, early warning signs and diagnostic testing for retinal disease. The foundation serves a resource for public assistance programs and vision rehabilitation services. Finally, we promote clinical trials of new treatments, drugs and surgical procedures which may improve the care of patients with retinal disease in the future.