Founded in 1990 by a concerned group of physicians and volunteers, ROPARD was the first organization in the country dedicated to eliminating the problems of low vision and blindness in children caused by premature birth and other retinal retinal diseases.

Since its inception and subsequent merger, Vision Research ROPARD Foundation has funded research at Oakland University's Eye Research Institute, the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins University.  It also established a pediatric retinal rescue lab at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan and a pediatric retinal research laboratory at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

Funding has supported:

  • Research that has identified a genetic link between premature birth and retinal...

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