Science News

Sheldon Rowan in the lab he shares with Allen Taylor and other colleagues at the Tufts-USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Their lab is devoted to studying how nutrition affects age-related vision diseases, including AMD.
Science News
At Tufts University in Boston, BrightFocus grantees Sheldon Rowan and Allen Taylor are testing whether diet protects against AMD by influencing the microbiome, or bacteria living in our body. They are leaders in the field of nutrition and the aging eye.
December 28, 2017
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Ruchira Singh and colleagues at the University of Rochester and worldwide have shown that even rare forms of macular degeneration develop in ways similar to AMD, with drusen formation and extracellular proteins. The goal ahead: effective early treatment approaches.
December 27, 2017


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



AMD: A Patient-Centered Conversation

The speaker was Dr. William Li, President of The Angiogenesis Foundation, and his guests: Leona, a person living with macular degeneration, and her daughter, Sharon, who provided their perspectives on managing this eye disease.

February 28, 2018

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy in the New Year

The telephone discussion features Dr. Gayatri S. Reilly of The Retina Group of Washington, who has excelled in research, patient care, and educating other eye care professionals about treating diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

January 31, 2018

About BrightFocus Foundation (Video)

BrightFocus drives innovative research worldwide and promotes awareness of Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

August 6, 2017

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 lauds today’s historic announcement by Bill Gates of his $50 million investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund. A charitable act of this magnitude is a profound example of the courage and the power of philanthropy to tackle society’s most pressing challenges."
November 13, 2017

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