To Stop Preventable Blindness in Children and Adolescents

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Light for Sight is uniting clinical institutions, research groups, patient organizations and the private sector in order to achieve one mission to eliminate severe visual impairment among all children and adolescents with keratoconus. The flagship program of Light for Sight is “Light for Sight 21”, which  aims to reduce severe visual impairment among children and adolescents with Down Syndrome, who have a very high prevalence for the disease.

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What we do

Outreach   To promote awareness among patient groups (and families)

Education   To improve (vision) healthcare professional awareness

Partners   To create a network of screening/treatment referral sites

Financing   To provide medical coverage for at-need patients

Research  To investigate, understand and treat the cause of keratoconus

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12 Light for Sight partners on The Ophthalmologist top 100 most influential list

This is the third time The Ophthalmologist names the top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology. Congratulation ...
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New clinical model initiative to increase compliance levels during eye examinations

Zurich, March 21, 2018 The Light for Sight Foundation launches a new clinical model initiative intended to increase compliance levels ...
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Game-Changing Eye Surgery Restores Confidence in Special Olympian

Light for Sight partner J. Bradley Randleman MD PhD at the USC Roski Eye Institute treated James Caffrey, a Special ...
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Educating and Training Healthcare Professionals

Light for Sight Partner Gunnar M Zoega MD at Sjonlag and Landspitali University Hospital Iceland, presented various Keratoconus treatments at ...
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Specialized Down Syndrome consultation offered in Zurich Switzerland

Light for Sight partner Farhad Hafezi MD PhD at the ELZA Institute in Zürich offers a specialized Down Syndrome consultation ...
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World Keratoconus Day

Switzerland’s first Down Syndrome eye health consultation

November 10, 2017: Keratoconus affects about 1 in 2,000 people in the general population, but 1 in 7 Down syndrome ...
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