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More than 10 million Americans, and millions more worldwide, are affected by retinal degenerative diseases that can cause blindness - such as macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and Usher syndrome.  So now, celebrities nationwide are joining the Foundation Fighting Blindness for the launch of the #HowEyeSeeIt campaign, the first social media initiative aimed at elevating awareness and accelerating research funding for retinal degenerative diseases.

A Foundation-funded research team reports that a drug approved already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may also prevent or slow retinal degeneration and preserve vision.  Although more research must be done, the results so far are promising.

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