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Government agencies certainly provide the bulk of funding for medical research on eye diseases in the US and around the world. Along with this, there are numerous private foundations that fund research on specific ocular diseases. Instead of this type of direct funding, OSRF focuses its resources on increasing awareness of the best treatment opportunities available for eye diseases and, through this, ensuring sustained funding for treatment development. It does this through “education”, essentially by spotlighting research opportunities that are ripe for translation into clinical therapies. OSRF occupies a unique position in eye research. It not only identifies the greatest needs in ophthalmic disease treatment, but it highlights and promotes the best and most practicable opportunities for treatments for these conditions as pinpointed by worldwide leaders in eye research.