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The Helen Keller Foundation is succeeding in its mission to end preventable blindness. It supports vision research pioneers. Click to see a video about our work.

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Cameron Stovall: from blindness to restored sight, thanks to Vitrectomy and the Helen Keller Foundation. Click to see the video.

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This is the story of Pam Jones and her miracle. Click to see the video.

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Helen Keller met with 8 Presidents during her lifetime. She still is considered America's Ambassador to the world. Click to see a video about her life.

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Through procedural developments and cooperative research, we are breaking new ground in saving sight, speech, and hearing.

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We are committed to spreading Helen Keller’s legacy of courage and selflessness to our communities and future generations.

2016 Helen Keller Laureate

Dean Bok, Ph.D.

Early in his career, Dr. Bok, in collaboration with his former mentor, Dr. Richard W. Young, demonstrated that the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is highly phagocytic and that it participates in the daily renewal of the light sensitive portion of rod photoreceptor cells by regularly ingesting and digesting the distal portion of this light-sensing portion of the cell.  Read More