BrightFocus Chats Archive

National Glaucoma Research

Learn about the different types of childhood glaucoma, including primary congenital, infantile, and juvenile glaucoma. Guest expert Dr. Javeneh Abassian explains the role of genetics and associated systemic diseases, trauma-induced cases, and diagnosis and treatment.

Jun 12, 2024
Macular Degeneration Research

Guest expert Dr. Philip Niles shares what you need to know about identifying, preventing, and treating geographic atrophy and delve into the landscape of available treatments.

May 29, 2024
National Glaucoma Research

Can artificial intelligence reimagine the way we detect and diagnose glaucoma? Discover the innovative ways scientists and healthcare professionals are leveraging this technology (and the challenges that lie ahead) with expert glaucoma specialists Dr. Atalie Thompson and guest moderator, Dr. Jullia Rosdahl.

May 8, 2024
Macular Degeneration Research

After a macular degeneration diagnosis, the best way to adapt to vision loss is to learn new ways of doing things. Ed Haines discusses the resources available from the organization Hadley, which provides practical, social, and emotional support to older adults adjusting to vision loss.

Apr 24, 2024
National Glaucoma Research

Optic nerve imaging techniques have undergone tremendous advancements over the last decade. These advancements help with earlier detection and diagnosis of glaucoma. Listen to Dr. Sarah Van Tassel as she outlines the current technology.

Apr 10, 2024
Macular Degeneration Research

Does cataract surgery increase your risk of developing macular degeneration? Learn more during a conversation with guest expert Emily Y. Chew, MD.

Mar 27, 2024
National Glaucoma Research

Learn how to build a support network and connections that increase quality of life with Amy Zhang, MD, and Carolyn Edward, Patient Advocate, American Glaucoma Society.

Mar 13, 2024
Macular Degeneration Research

Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in Americas aged 60 and older. Guest speaker Gayatri S. Reilly, MD will answer questions and share all the facts you need to know about both wet and dry macular degeneration.

Feb 28, 2024
National Glaucoma Research

Does glaucoma cause cataracts? Can cataracts and glaucoma be treated at the same time? Learn more during a conversation with guest expert Aakriti Garg Shukla, MD, who discusses the relationship between cataracts and glaucoma.

Feb 14, 2024