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Healthy Mind, Healthy Sight.

On October 30, 2013, frontline experts from BrightFocus Foundation presented the latest research, medical updates, and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Also joining the conversation was a patient advocate who discussed living with vision loss.

BrightFocus would like to thank Kensington Park Senior Living for hosting this exciting panel discussion.


  • PowerPoint slides from the presentations

  • Video highlights of the Healthy Mind, Healthy Sight event

  • Slideshow of presenters and special guests

The Experts

Dr. Guy Eakin

Dr. Guy Eakin, BrightFocus Foundation
Vice President of Scientific Affairs. Dr. Eakin leads the foundation's efforts to identify promising and innovative research on eye and brain diseases led by researchers around the globe. An expert at translating what research means for patients, he fosters communication and connections between scientists, doctors, patients and caregivers.

Dr. Elia Duh

Dr. Elia Duh, Johns Hopkins University
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to seeing patients in the clinic, Dr. Duh actively researches what goes wrong with specific proteins that cause the damaging eye blood vessel growth in macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Hear how his research might lead to future treatments and preventions.

Dr. Guy Eakin

Dr. Seth Margolis, Johns Hopkins University
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Margolis is investigating how natural protein switches promote the formation of synapses, the part of the nerve cell that’s needed for proper communication and survival. He is testing methods to repair broken protein switches in the Alzheimer’s brain to stop the disease from progressing.

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