Science News

Last year’s ARVO featured a “wish list” of topics young vision scientists want to pursue.  BrightFocus vision grants capture many of their interests.
Science News
The world’s largest vision science meeting is about to begin. ARVO 2018 will showcase BrightFocus leadership and the latest advances in macular degeneration and glaucoma research being from achieved by BrightFocus grantees.
April 26, 2018


This brochure discusses the primary forms of glaucoma, risk factors, warning signs, treatment options and coping strategies.
February 22, 2016



AMD: Getting the Help the You Need

Ranjoo K. Prasad, OD Ranjoo K. Prasad, O.D., a specialist in low vision rehabilitation at Penn Medicine, is the guest speaker.

June 27, 2018

AMD: Iron and the Immune System

The telephone discussion features Dr. Joshua Dunaief, of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School Medicine, who specializes in the study of age-related macular degeneration.

May 30, 2018

Normal brain vs. Alzheimer's brain

Take a look at the formation of amyloid plaques in a brain affected by Alzheimer's compared to a normal brain.

Press Releases

Press Release
BrightFocus Foundation today announced that EyesOnALZ, the first-ever crowdsourced project to engage the public in Alzheimer’s research, hit a major milestone by exceeding 10,000 citizen scientists joining to help speed up the time-consuming data analysis of stalled blood vessels in the brain. BrightFocus is the key funder of this effort.
May 7, 2018
Press Release
An international team of scientists will today receive the prestigious 2018 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research. The prize, presented by BrightFocus Foundation, honors scientific excellence and is chosen by an awards committee of the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education.
May 1, 2018
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