Improving the Lives of Others

Imagine living in a world without sight or sound, a world where you can’t see your first grandchild, or hear your family members sing you happy birthday. Every day, people with conditions like these must go about their lives, in the wake of such debilitation. These life-changing conditions push our researchers at The Eye & Ear Foundation, home to the departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh, to making strides everyday to improve the quality of life of those affected by diseases and disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head, and neck.

At The Eye & Ear Foundation, we are consistently astonished with the stories of some patients, by the determined confidence shown by someone who lost their vision, or the defiant optimism of a sufferer of nasal cancer. Through the advancement of the research and education efforts of The Eye and Ear Institute, we have helped develop some world-class care and cutting edge research – from the revolutionary Glaucoma therapies, to potential treatment for tinnitus, the development of eye transplant techniques, and the expansion of minimumly invasive Robotic Surgery– new science and new solutions are found every day.

If you would like to receive our free Sight + Sound newsletter describing our research, simply use the sign up  box to the right. Through this website, you are invited learn more about The Eye & Ear Foundation, our research, and donor success stories. Also, look us up on facebook, twitter, and YouTube, which, periodically, will be updated with new information, videos, and news stories. And don’t forget to share your stories with us with the link to the left.

A very special way to contribute to our mission is through donations (click the “Make a Difference” tab), pledges, and planned gifts, such as a gift annuity or bequest.  All donors who contribute to us through a planned gift automatically become part of our special Science and Solutions Society – a small group of donors that receive special recognition in our Sight + Sound newsletter, as well as other benefits throughout the year.

The Eye & Ear Foundation is dedicated to our mission of providing support for research into new treatments or cures for vision, hearing, balance, voice, or other disorders our doctors treat at the Eye and Ear Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. Please do not hesitate to call us, (412) 864 – 1300, should you have any questions or are interested in supporting the Eye & Ear Foundation in this very special way.

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Patient Quotes

Dr. Mah is an outstanding professional

"Dr. Mah is an outstanding professional. He is a caring & compassionate doctor who is an excellent listener to his patients' concerns and always puts them at ease with his pleasant demeanor."

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2015-02-10T13:55:35+00:00
“Dr. Mah is an outstanding professional. He is a caring & compassionate doctor who is an excellent listener to his patients’ concerns and always puts them at ease with his pleasant demeanor.” Share your Story

Thank you, Dr. Rosen – more than I can say!

"Thank you, Dr. Rosen - more than I can say!"

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2015-02-10T13:46:29+00:00
“Thank you, Dr. Rosen – more than I can say!” Share your Story

Dr. Ferguson, If it wasn’t for YOU

"Dr. Ferguson, If it wasn't for YOU!! I wouldn't be here. You are always in my prayers - I love you!"

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2015-02-10T13:50:19+00:00
“Dr. Ferguson, If it wasn’t for YOU!! I wouldn’t be here. You are always in my prayers – I love you!” Share your Story

Dr. Sundar-Raj, Thank you for the many years of excellent eye service.

Dr. Sundar-Raj, Thank you for the many years of excellent eye service.

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2015-02-10T13:51:56+00:00
Dr. Sundar-Raj, Thank you for the many years of excellent eye service. Share your Story

Dr. Anetakis is a very professional and caring physician.

"Dr. Anetakis is a very professional and caring physician."

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2015-02-10T13:51:06+00:00
“Dr. Anetakis is a very professional and caring physician.” Share your Story

For the Guerilla Eye Service

"For the Guerilla Eye Service: It has brought not only sight, but insight to a seeing and caring community."

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2015-02-10T13:47:37+00:00
“For the Guerilla Eye Service: It has brought not only sight, but insight to a seeing and caring community.” Share your Story

Dr. Waxman, Thanks for treating me

"Dr. Waxman, Thanks for treating me, often on short notice! Your care & patience is much appreciated."

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2015-02-10T11:49:47+00:00
“Dr. Waxman, Thanks for treating me, often on short notice! Your care & patience is much appreciated.” Share your Story

Dr. Eller, Thank you for all you have done to save my eye sight

"Dr. Eller, Thank you for all you have done to save my eye sight. I appreciate it more than you can know. You're the BEST!!"

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2015-02-10T13:52:23+00:00
“Dr. Eller, Thank you for all you have done to save my eye sight. I appreciate it more than you can know. You’re the BEST!!” Share your Story

Without the wonderful care given to me by Dr. Myers

Without the wonderful care given to me by Dr. Myers, I would not be here today and I thank God for every day I have been given.

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2015-02-10T13:49:53+00:00
Without the wonderful care given to me by Dr. Myers, I would not be here today and I thank God for every day I have been given. Share your Story

In honor of Dr. Norman L. Edelstein

"In honor of Dr. Norman L. Edelstein for his brilliance as a physician, his kindness, and his comedy."

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2015-02-10T13:50:44+00:00
“In honor of Dr. Norman L. Edelstein for his brilliance as a physician, his kindness, and his comedy.” Share your Story

Dr. Snyderman, we are grateful to you for treating our son

"Dr. Snyderman, we are grateful to you for treating our son. Because of you he is still with us today. Our most sincere thanks!"

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2015-02-10T13:51:30+00:00
“Dr. Snyderman, we are grateful to you for treating our son. Because of you he is still with us today. Our most sincere thanks!” Share your Story

Dr. Johnson, Your professional and compassionate care has improved our lives

"Dr. Johnson, Your professional and compassionate care has improved our lives and those of our loved ones."

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2015-02-10T13:54:43+00:00
“Dr. Johnson, Your professional and compassionate care has improved our lives and those of our loved ones.” Share your Story

Dr. Eller is one of God’s most precious gifts

"Dr. Eller is one of God's most precious gifts to folks with vision problems."

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2015-02-10T11:50:29+00:00
“Dr. Eller is one of God’s most precious gifts to folks with vision problems.” Share your Story

Dr. Mah, I see so well

"Dr. Mah, I see so well -- thanks and prayers come your way often."

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2015-02-10T13:47:04+00:00
“Dr. Mah, I see so well — thanks and prayers come your way often.” Share your Story

I would like to thank Dr. Denise Gallagher and Dr. Alex Anetakis

"I would like to thank Dr. Denise Gallagher and Dr. Alex Anetakis for their help in restoring my vision thru surgery after my torn/detached retinas. I just wanted to let them know how grateful I am to them."

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2015-02-10T13:55:11+00:00
“I would like to thank Dr. Denise Gallagher and Dr. Alex Anetakis for their help in restoring my vision thru surgery after my torn/detached retinas. I just wanted to let them know how grateful I am to them.” Share your

Dr. Schuman, I am very grateful for the excellent care I receive.

Dr. Schuman, I am very grateful for the excellent care I receive. Thanks again!

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2015-02-10T13:49:20+00:00
Dr. Schuman, I am very grateful for the excellent care I receive. Thanks again! Share your Story

Dear Dr. Edelstein, my eyesight is my most treasured possession

"Dear Dr. Edelstein, my eyesight is my most treasured possession. I highly value your knowledge and skill. God bless you!"

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2015-02-10T13:48:12+00:00
“Dear Dr. Edelstein, my eyesight is my most treasured possession. I highly value your knowledge and skill. God bless you!” Share your Story

Dr. Grandis, Thank you for improving the quality of my life.

"Dr. Grandis, Thank you for improving the quality of my life."

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2015-02-10T13:48:46+00:00
“Dr. Grandis, Thank you for improving the quality of my life.” Share your Story

Dr. Rosen, ‘O for a thousand tongues to sing your praises’

"Dr. Rosen, 'O for a thousand tongues to sing your praises'. Thank you."

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2015-02-10T13:56:06+00:00
“Dr. Rosen, ‘O for a thousand tongues to sing your praises’. Thank you.” Share your Story

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