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.
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.
For a long time we’ve known that hypertension in midlife increases the risk of Alzheimer’s. Now BrightFocus-funded research is exploring that connection – with some surprising results that are relevant to COVID-19.
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.
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.
The featured expert is Daniel Chao, MD, PhD, who is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Shiley Eye Institute. He is a retina surgeon, clinician-scientist, and entrepreneur. Dr. Chao’s clinical focus is in the medical and surgical treatment of retinal diseases with a special interest in macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, and inherited retinal diseases. View the transcript Print the transcript
Dr. David S. Liao is a board-certified ophthalmologist at the Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group in California. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. His main areas of interest include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, disorders of the vitreomacular interface, and retinal detachment repair. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:
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.
BrightFocus Foundation mourns the recent passing of Peter Davies, PhD. A globally-recognized leader in research on Alzheimer’s and related dementia, Dr. Davies served on our Scientific Review Committee for this field for 11 years, including six years as its chair.