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Matthew Campbell, PhD and Sarah Doyle, PhD
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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
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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
Working in the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging lab to help with the COVID-19 pandemic
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University of Denver Alzheimer’s researcher Lotta Granholm-Bentley, PhD, DDS, is playing a key role in her community’s medical response to the coronavirus, and working with Colorado seniors to help combat the sense of isolation many are feeling during these difficult times. 
April 14, 2020


This brochure discusses the two categories of age-related macular degeneration, diagnosis, risk factors, prevention strategies and treatment.
September 23, 2019
This publication provides information on what glaucoma is, the various forms of glaucoma, tips for lowering risk, how this eye disease is diagnosed and treated, and essential questions to ask your doctor after a diagnosis.
October 4, 2018



Macular Degeneration: Your Questions Answered (June 2020)

The featured guest is Gayatri S. Reilly, MD, a retina specialist with The Retina Group of Washington. Dr. Reilly started her academic training by graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from New York University. She then received her medical degree from the Penn State College of Medicine and completed her Ophthalmology residency at the University of Maryland where she was honored by serving as the Chief Resident during her senior year. She completed her surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital-Washington Hospital Center-The Retina Group of Washington. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

June 24, 2020

Maintaining Emotional Health and Vision During the Pandemic

The guest is Deirdre Johnston, M.B.B.Ch., M.D., who is Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Medical Director of the PATCH and MIND at Home community-based programs. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

May 27, 2020

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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

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BrightFocus Foundation announced a free virtual town hall to discuss the challenges currently facing caregivers across America and offer helpful advice to guide us through the coming months.
August 3, 2020
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BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization funding scientific research and promoting public awareness to end diseases of mind and sight, announced a special, free virtual presentation of the award-winning documentary LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE on June 4-10. The at-home movie night will feature an introduction from the film’s producer James Keach, and interviews with key scientists discussing their current research.
May 26, 2020
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