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  • 2016-2017 Foundation Annual Report


    Dr. Colby performed corneal surgery on her patient, Eric Thorpe, who has Fuchs dystrophy. Academy resources provide ophthalmologists with the latest clinical data and research, ensuring patients like Mr. Thorpe receive the best care possible.

    does more than just protect sight — we enable people to see and experience the vibrant world around them. But we don’t do it alone. It’s only through the generous support of hundreds of donors that we are able to provide the worldclass products and resources that enable our physicians to excel and their patients to thrive.

    Over the past 37 years, the Academy Foundation has raised critical funds to help launch some of the most innovative educational, quality-of-care and service programs in all of medicine. In the following pages, you’ll read about some of the groundbreaking initiatives that have established the Academy as the leader in ophthalmic education and patient care.


    Only the Academy has the expertise,
    reputation and resources to set the standard
    for global ophthalmic education. The Academy
    Foundation makes a difference. See how in a
    short video, "The Academy Foundation Makes a Difference" at

     You’ll also learn how:

    The Academy thanks our donors for making these achievements possible. As a donor, you are an integral part of the ophthalmology community. Through your gifts, you are providing stellar education, preventing blindness and even saving lives.

    Together, we're making a difference.

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