• A researcher in the lab working on new treatments for macular degeneration.
    Expert

    Update on the AMD Drug Pipeline

    Currently, many patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) require monthly injections into the eye to preserve their vision. Those with advanced dry AMD, also called geographic atrophy (GA), have no effective treatments available to them. Fortunately, AMD research and drug developments are advancing rapidly to bring patients better treatments.

    August 31, 2018
  • Illustration showing pressure developing inside the eye of someone who has glaucoma.
    Expert

    Glaucoma and Eye Pressure

    When people hear the word “glaucoma,” many of them connect the eye disease with elevated eye pressures ( also known as intraocular pressure or IOP). However, the relationship between glaucoma and eye pressure is complicated and has changed over time.

    August 13, 2018
  • It is very important that we increase the awareness of clinical trials in Alzheimer's disease. - Samantha Budd Haeberlein, PhD
    Expert

    Clinical Trials Are Critical for Improved Alzheimer’s Care

    As the Vice President of Clinical Trial Development at Biogen, Samantha Budd Haeberlein, PhD, leads the company’s worldwide clinical trials on Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Haeberlein recently spoke with BrightFocus Foundation, whose Alzheimer’s Disease Research program currently supports nearly 100 research projects worldwide.

    August 8, 2018
  • Medical illustration of genes. Gene therapy may one day be a viable treatment option for some eye diseases, including macular degeneration.
    Expert

    Gene Therapy for Eye Disease

    Learn about a recent gene therapy breakthrough and how that may open the door for new treatments for retinal diseases, including macular degeneration.

    July 27, 2018
  • Video

    Interview with Dr. Makoto Ishii

    Dr. Makoto Ishii, from the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, talks about his BrightFocus-funded research on understanding early weight loss in Alzheimer's disease.

    July 24, 2018
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