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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
Dr. Wilcock and colleagues during a Zoom meeting
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As the global coronavirus pandemic began to hit our nation, University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s researcher Donna M. Wilcock, PhD and her team wanted to do something to help their community address the shortage of medical supplies hindering the local response.
April 9, 2020
Dr. Diane Bovenkamp speaking at the Geroscience Summit 2019.
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Gains in life expectancy have been accompanied by a rise in age-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Geroscience, as a field, wants to reduce age-related diseases, and BrightFocus is excited about partnering with this interdisciplinary field. .
January 10, 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



Vision Health During the Pandemic

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

April 29, 2020

Coronavirus & AMD: Your Questions Answered

UCLA Health This telephone discussion features Michael B. Gorin, MD, PhD, an ophthalmologist from UCLA who is devoted to research and clinical care of hereditary retinal disorders, especially age-related macular degeneration, retinal dystrophies and other medical retinal conditions. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

April 2, 2020

BrightFocus Town Hall Event: "COVID-19 and Older Adults

BrightFocus Foundation held a virtual town hall on COVID-19 and older adults. Topics included long-distance caregiving, telehealth, social isolation, anxiety, and other issues disproportionately affecting aging adults. Please share this with a friend or family member.

May 19, 2020

Coronavirus & AMD: Your Questions Answered

Learn some helpful tips provided by UCLA ophthalmologist, Michael Gorin, MD, PhD.

Press Releases

Press Release
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
Press Release
BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization funding scientific research and promoting public awareness to end Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, today announced Shawna Gottlieb and Tonya M. Matthews, PhD, as new members of its Board of Directors.
May 13, 2020
Press Release
BrightFocus Foundation is partnering with the National Institute of Health’s (NIH’s) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to fund an innovative research grant to develop retinal scans to identify early signs of vascular contributions to cognitive dementia (VCID), one of the leading causes of memory loss.
May 13, 2020
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