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Photo of Team Sopaipa from Santiago, Chile. They annotated the most stalls in a similar Stall Catchers competition held last year
Science News
On World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21, Stall Catchers will hold a global competition to boost Alzheimer’s research. Learn more about how to watch and even participate!
September 14, 2018
Last year’s ARVO featured a “wish list” of topics young vision scientists want to pursue.  BrightFocus vision grants capture many of their interests.
Science News
The world’s largest vision science meeting is about to begin. ARVO 2018 will showcase BrightFocus leadership and the latest advances in macular degeneration and glaucoma research being from achieved by BrightFocus grantees.
April 26, 2018


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



Diet and Gut Bacteria: Their Connection to AMD

The telephone discussion features Sheldon Rowan, PhD of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University. Dr. Rowan’s research examines the impact of dietary carbohydrate quality on age-related macular degeneration.

July 25, 2018

AMD: Getting the Help the You Need

Ranjoo K. Prasad, OD Ranjoo K. Prasad, O.D., a specialist in low vision rehabilitation at Penn Medicine, is the guest speaker.

June 27, 2018

About BrightFocus Foundation (Video)

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

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 today announced that EyesOnALZ, the first-ever crowdsourced project to engage the public in Alzheimer’s research, hit a major milestone by exceeding 10,000 citizen scientists joining to help speed up the time-consuming data analysis of stalled blood vessels in the brain. BrightFocus is the key funder of this effort.
May 7, 2018
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