Born from the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the Retinal Degeneration Fund (RD Fund) was created to help accelerate life-changing outcomes for people with retinal degenerations through direct mission related investments in therapeutic companies. The mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to rapidly drive the research that will lead to preventions, treatments and cures for retinal degenerative diseases – including Stargardt disease, retinitis pigmentosa, Usher syndrome, and macular degeneration.  Together, these blinding conditions affect more than 50 million people throughout the world.