Established on June 18, 2009 through a generous gift from Eye & Ear Foundation Board member, Louis Fox, The Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh is the first, national, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary research and clinical program dedicated to ocular regenerative medicine. Our mission at the Fox Center is to focus on the restoration of sight through tissue regeneration, transplantation, and technology.  Legally blind himself, Mr. Fox made his gift because he believes in the hope of restoring lost vision and improving quality of life for people who suffer lost or severely impaired sight.