Improving the Lives of Others

Imagine living in a world without sight or sound, a world where you cannot 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 School of Medicine, to making strides every day 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 by the stories of some patients, by the determined confidence shown by someone who lost their vision, or the defiant optimism of a sufferer of head and neck cancer. Through the advancement of the research and educational efforts, the clinicians and scientists in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology are developing world-class care and cutting edge research – from the revolutionary glaucoma therapies to potential treatment for tinnitus, the development of implant techniques, and the expansion of minimally invasive Robotic Surgery– new science and new solutions are found every day.

Through this website, you are invited to learn more about The Eye & Ear Foundation and the research we support. Register for our Sight + Sound newsletter, blogs, and webinars with our clinicians and scientists. You can also follow us up on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for research updates.

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 become a member 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 the physicians/clinicians treat at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Please do not hesitate to call us, (412) 864 - 1300, should you have any questions or are interested in supporting the Eye & Ear Foundation.

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