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Müller cells invading the subretinal space in response to retinal distress.
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At ARVO 2019, the world’s largest gathering of vision scientists, BrightFocus grantees stood out for their insights into key cells in the retina and surrounding tissue that participate in macular degeneration.
May 30, 2019
Brain scan images
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Learn what LATE is, the brain regions that are affected by this disorder, how many people may have this form of dementia, how it is currently diagnosed, and the next steps for research.
May 23, 2019
Universal precautions taken during surgery protect against the spread of Aβ “seeds” and other potential biological contaminants.
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A recent study focused attention on whether Alzheimer’s disease can spread from one human to another. The risk remains small as long as standard precautions are followed during surgery and other procedures.
February 8, 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
Learn about the two forms of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the importance of early diagnosis, healthy habits that may reduce the risk of developing AMD, and how to monitor your sight if you have this eye disease.
October 3, 2018



Caregiving & Low Vision

The guest speakers are Joanne Dillon, a caregiver, and C. Grace Whiting, the President & CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

June 19, 2019

AMD Diagnosis: What to Expect

The discussion features Milam A. Brantley, Jr., MD, PhD, who is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

May 29, 2019

Our Story

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

August 6, 2017

What IsMacular Degeneration

Looking up-close at the macular region of a health eye, an eye affected by dry macular degeneration, and an eye affected by wet macular degeneration.

Press Releases

Press Release
BrightFocus Foundation, a premier source of private research funding to defeat Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, today announced $16.2 million for 76 new research grants, a record high for the organization. With these latest grant awards, BrightFocus will have invested $43 million in scientific research over the past three years alone.
April 23, 2019
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BrightFocus Foundation joins others in mourning the loss of the legendary Paul Greengard, PhD, who passed away this past week on April 13. He was both an early grantee and longtime friend of BrightFocus, and became our honorary board member in 2010.
April 19, 2019
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