That Man May See is dedicated to bringing together people, foundations, and corporations that are passionate about finding solutions for blinding diseases.
We channel your passion into projects that fuel innovative vision research, advances in patient care, the education of new ophthalmologists, and state-of-the-art facilities and endowments that provide long-term stability and resources for excellence. These current initiatives are made possible by our donors (lead donors listed in parentheses):
Endowed funds stabilize the long-range financial future of UCSF Ophthalmology and bring recognition to those who provide funds or others whom generous contributors choose to honor.
FACULTY RECRUITMENT & LAB RENOVATIONS
Recruitment costs include laboratory renovations and state-of-the-art equipment.
Inherited Retinal Degenerations Jacque L. Duncan, MD, studies retinal degenerative diseases using a groundbreaking technology, adaptive optics, to rapidly advance this field of research to lead to sight-saving treatments. (Claire Giannini Fund)
Glaucoma Using stem cell technology, Yvonne Ou, MD, and Erik Ullian, PhD, have made tremendous progress in their study of the mechanisms of glaucoma – to advance novel diagnostics and treatments. (Ronald and Anita Wornick)
Glaucoma Worldwide study, led by Robert Stamper, MD, is underway to better understand glaucoma mechanisms, improve therapeutic intervention, and develop cost-effective screening protocols and medical and surgical treatments. (Fortisure Foundation)
Macular Degeneration Applying a multifaceted research approach advances the Department of Ophthalmology’s ability to make a difference for those with macular degeneration and retinal diseases. (Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund, Lynn Pasternak)
Proctor Foundation’s International Research Gifts to this independent research unit support efforts to save sight and lives worldwide. (Peierls Foundation and Harper-Inglis Memorial Fund for Eye Research at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation)
Seed Funding for Peer-Reviewed Investigations
That Man May See Seed awards seed funds that allow faculty researchers to initiate new projects with a high potential for success. With demonstrated results, they seek National Institutes of Health funding.
By supporting medical student, resident, and fellow education, donors strengthen the stature of UCSF Ophthalmology and the University as a whole and contribute to the development of the next generation of leading ophthalmologists. (Thomas R. Mazzocco, MD, and members of the Frederick C. Cordes Eye Society)
PROSE DEVICES FOR LOW-INCOME PATIENTS
The Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE) device, fitted at the Proctor Foundation, reduces pain and suffering for cornea patients. This fund provides financial assistance to ensure medical access. (The Sean and Leslie Doherty Family and Jack and Betty Demetree Family Foundation)
The Augie Fund – Glasses and Specialized Lenses for Children: Today, because of the Augie Fund, any vulnerable child treated at UCSF Ophthalmology who needs glasses or specialized lenses can get them – easily and without financial strain on his or her family. (Gerson and Barbara Bakar, Lucinda Watson, the Kimball Foundation, the Wintroub-Hansen Family)
Alcatraz Swim for Sight: That Man May See board members Lorie and Ron Hirson launched the annual Alcatraz Swim for Sight to raise funds for research and efforts to save sight and lives. In 2014, swimmers and donors raised more than $107,000 in support. This year’s swim will take place on Sunday, November 1, 2015. (Hirson Family)