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Dr. Burdon sees her work as a way to honor my ophthalmologist that  provided eye treatment to Aboriginal Australians.
Science News
Working to save sight, BrightFocus’ National Glaucoma Research program is supporting Kathryn Burdon, PhD, of Australia’s University of Tazmania and Girum Gessesse, MD, of Ethiopia’s St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College to expand our scientific understanding of glaucoma in Africa.
October 8, 2020
Matthew Campbell, PhD and Sarah Doyle, PhD
Science News
Sarah Doyle, PhD, and Matthew Campbell, PhD, have spent much of their married life doing research together. In this interview (reposted from 2016), they talk about how their partnership began, what continues to drive them, and surprising turns their work has taken on the path to curing diseases of mind and sight.
June 19, 2020
W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, delivering inaugural remarks at ARVO 2020
Science News
Longtime friend and ARVO President Dan Stamer, PhD, tells us about his EyeFind initiative, alternative plans for this year’s annual meeting, how research is a team sport, and why he and other scientists are desperate to get back to the lab.
April 28, 2020


This resource discusses medical conditions that can affect driving, safe driving tips and strategies, a self test for drivers, evaluation and discussion of unsafe driving practices, and maintaining independence once a decision is made to stop driving.
September 1, 2020
This brochure discusses the two categories of age-related macular degeneration, diagnosis, risk factors, prevention strategies and treatment.
September 23, 2019



Future Hope for Geographic Atrophy

Dr. Benjamin Kim is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of research expertise include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, geographic atrophy, choroidal neovascularization, retinal neovascularization, clinical trials, and retinal imaging. View the transcript Print the transcript

November 18, 2020

AMD: Getting the Help You Need (October 2020)

Ranjoo K. Prasad, OD Ranjoo K. Prasad, O.D., a specialist in low vision rehabilitation at Penn Medicine, is the guest speaker. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

October 28, 2020

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BrightFocus funds exceptional scientific research worldwide to defeat Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma and provides expert information on these heartbreaking diseases.

Maintaining Emotional Health and Vision During the Pandemic

Learn some helpful tips provided by Deirdre Johnston, M.B.B.Ch., M.D. of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Press Releases

Press Release
BrightFocus Foundation, a premier source of private research funding to defeat Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, today announced the addition of Sharyn Rossi, PhD, to its senior staff as the organization’s new Director of Scientific Programs, Neuroscience.
October 21, 2020
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