FORMERLY KNOWN AS SOFIA SEES HOPE

SEEING A CURE FOR BLINDNESS

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What is Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)?

LCA is a rare inherited retinal disease characterized by severe vision loss at birth. While some children are born with little or no vision, others may have significant vision loss in the first few years of life, stable vision for a period of time, and then eventually complete vision loss as the retina deteriorates into total blindness.

What is LSA?

What is Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)?

LCA is a rare inherited retinal disease characterized by severe vision loss at birth. While some children are born with little or no vision, others may have significant vision loss in the first few years of life, stable vision for a period of time, and then eventually complete vision loss as the retina deteriorates into total blindness.

What We Do

Founded in 2014 as Sofia Sees Hope, Hope in Focus is a nonprofit 501(c)3 patient advocacy organization dedicated to generating awareness, raising funds for research, and providing support, education and outreach to the LCA and rare inherited retinal disease community.

Thank You to These Organizations

for their Ongoing Commitment to Hope in Focus.

 
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ProQR
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Dominion
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Janssen
 

Let’s Get Social!

6 days ago

Hope in Focus
Join us Tuesday, January 18, at 1PM Eastern Time (GMT -5) for our next "Let's Chat About ..." webinar when we sit down with Daniel deBoer, CEO and Founder of ProQR. Daniel is a serial entrepreneur and passionate advocate for rare disease patients. After one of his children was diagnosed with a rare disease, he started ProQR to develop RNA therapies for rare diseases. Under Daniel’s leadership, ProQR developed a platform that yielded a diversified pipeline of potential treatments for rare diseases and raised more than $400M in funding, including an IPO on Nasdaq. ProQR is currently in Phase 2/3 trials with Sepofarsen (QR-110), RNA therapy that aims to restore vision in Leber congenital amaurosis 10 (LCA10) due to the most common p.Cys998X mutation in the CEP290 gene. #lca10, #CEP290sofiasees.networkforgood.com/events/37243-let-s-chat-about-proqr-s-work-in-treatments-for-inherit... ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Hope in Focus
Ring in the holidays when you join us for a unique blend of holiday cheer, stories, and mixology, with James Beard award-winning Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff, aka King of Cocktails! Friday, December 17, 7– 8:30pmThis live Zoom event with Dale includes a demonstration, professional tips and tricks of the trade, and the stories behind these three holiday drinks: Ritz Cocktail:Dale’s version of the Ritz cocktails of Paris and Madrid Holiday Punch Royale:Perfect for any holiday party Uncle Angelo’s award-winning Eggnog:A special light eggnog (yes, a light eggnog!) that you can make ahead and serve all season longwww.eventbrite.com/e/a-toast-to-treatments-holiday-edition-tickets-225303136747 ... See MoreSee Less
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