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Macular Degeneration Newsletter - Summer 2014

Summer 2014
4 pages
(PDF format)

In This Issue

  • Will Eyedrops Replace Injections for AMD?
    Nanotechnology holds potential to transform AMD treatment
  • President’s Corner
    The great IL-18 debate
  • Promising Discovery Could Help Prevent Wet AMD
    Macular Degeneration Research-funded study could lead to new treatments
  • Artist Thrives Despite AMD
  • Low Vision Tips
  • Help Macular Degeneration Research While Helping Yourself
    Charitable gift annuities benefit givers and receivers alike
  • Dial in to BrightFocus Chats!
    Get answers to your questions about AMD

 

Past Macular Degeneration Newsletters

Macular Degeneration Newsletter - Spring 2014

Spring 2014
4 pages
(PDF format)

In This Issue

  • Researchers Identify Potential Topical Treatment for AMD
    Breakthrough could help both forms of disease
  • President’s Corner
    A Time for Optimism
  • Research Points to Promising Treatment for Wet AMD
    Drug could lead to lasting treatment for millions of victims
  • Research Roundup BrightFocus Insights
    How to Choose the Right Sunglasses
  • Feel Good About Your Gift
    Planned giving can help fight AMD
  • NEW! BrightFocus Chats
    Get answers to your questions about AMD
Macular Degeneration Newsletter: Fall 2013

Fall 2013
4 pages
(PDF format)

In This Issue

  • Detecting Sight Loss
    New device could lead to earlier detection of AMD
  • President’s Corner
    Creating a World without AMD
  • SPOTLIGHT
    Latest Grants Awarded for Pioneering AMD Research
  • Research Roundup
  • BrightFocus Insights
    What to Expect During an Eye Exam for AMD
  • Become a Year-Round Force in AMD Research
    Monthly giving makes your dollars go further to fight AMD
Macular Degeneration Newsletter - Spring 2013

Spring 2013
4 pages
(PDF format)

In This Issue

  • New "Photo-Switch" Might Lead to Treatments for Blinding Diseases
    Scientists funded by Macular Degeneration Research make major breakthrough
  • President's Corner
    Announcing Our New Foundation Name
  • Researchers Identify New Therapeutic Target for Dry AMD
  • Alcohol Intake May Increase Risk of AMD
  • Research Roundup
  • Feel Good About Your Gift
    Planned giving can help fight AMD

Macular Degeneration Newsletter: Fall 2012

Fall 2012
4 pages
(PDF format)

In This Issue

  • Interpreting the Avastin-Lucentis Study for People with AMD
  • Chairman's Corner
    Hope for the Future
  • Spotlight: Latest Grants Awarded for Innovative AMD Research
  • Research Roundup
  • Questions & Answers
  • Become a Year- Round Force in AMD Research
    Monthly giving makes your dollars go further to fight AMD
Macular Degeneration Newsletter: Summer 2012

Summer 2012
4 pages
(PDF format)

In This Issue

  • Major Breakthrough in How Dry AMD Causes Blindness
    Scientists identify proteins that kill retinal cells-and block them to stop disease progression
  • Chairman's Corner
    Discoveries and Change
  • Exciting Discovery Could One Day Prevent Progression to Wet AMD
    Controlling IL-18 protein could stop growth of damaging blood vessels in eye
    Research Roundup
  • Help Macular Degeneration Research While Helping Yourself
    Charitable gift annuities benefit givers and receivers alike
Macular Degeneration Newsletter - Spring 2012

Spring 2012
4 pages
(PDF format)

In This Issue

  • Low-Glycemic Diet Delays Retinal Lesions
    Eating a lowcarbohydrate diet may help prevent AMD
  • Chairman's Corner
  • Getting Closer to a Cure
    Inflammation Gone Wild Can Lead to AMD Discovery may result in new treatments
  • Avastin Injections Examined in Media Articles
    Sterile preparation of the medication by third party is at issue
  • Research Roundup
  • Feel Good About Your Gift
    Planned giving can help fight AMD

 

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