San Francisco Retina Foundation


The San Francisco Retina Foundation was established in 2007 to advance the treatment of retinal disease. This foundation has its roots in an early charity dating back to 1974. We have three major areas of interest: research, advanced education for clinicians, and patient education.



By actively supporting clinical research, the Foundation encourages the development of new and more effective ways of treating retinal disease. We also sponsor research conferences, research by internationally recognized ophthalmologists, and ophthalmologists-in-training. The Foundation sponsors meetings for physicians where the results of this research are presented.


Advanced Education for Clinicians

Each year the Foundation presents conferences and seminars for ophthalmologists, retinal specialists, and optometrists to review the most current methods of retinal diagnosis and therapy. We also produce instructional material, such as textbooks and scientific handout, that are important resources for ophthalmic professionals.


February 9, 2019

Retina Update Course

Claremont Resort and Spa

Berkeley, CA


Patient Education

In 1987, we began an innovative series of booklets that explain various aspects of retinal disease with easy-to-read text and graphic illustrations. Acclaimed by both patients and physicians, these booklets help patients learn about their condition and enable them to make informed decisions about their treatment. The following patient education booklets are available:


For My Patient: Macular Degeneration

For My Patient: Diabetic Retinopathy

For My Patient: Retinal Detachment and Vitreous Surgery



The San Francisco Retina Foundation is a nonprofit public charity. All donations to the foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.



1445 Bush Street

San Francisco, CA  94109


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