Speaking recently to a BrightFocus Chat audience, a leading vision scientist expressed hope for potential treatments for geographic atrophy (GA), one of the major causes of vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Working to save sight, BrightFocus’ National Glaucoma Research program is supporting Kathryn Burdon, PhD, of Australia’s University of Tazmania and Girum Gessesse, MD, of Ethiopia’s St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College to expand our scientific understanding of glaucoma in Africa.
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.
This resource discusses medical conditions that can affect driving, safe driving tips and strategies, a self test for drivers, evaluation and discussion of unsafe driving practices, and maintaining independence once a decision is made to stop driving.
The event featured Dr. David S. Liao, a board-certified ophthalmologist at the Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. Dr. Liao discussed the latest treatments to manage dry AMD and geographic atrophy, recent clinical trials, ways to slow the progression of vision loss, and how to maintain and improve quality of life after the diagnosis of a vision loss disease. View the transcript Print the transcript
BrightFocus Foundation today received the inaugural Impact Award from the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) for its work supporting the scientific development of better treatments for repeated mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). MTEC is a public-private partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense and key research, advocacy, and corporate organizations.
MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) and BrightFocus Foundation today announced a special Valentine’s virtual concert featuring acclaimed multi-hyphenate and Grammy-nominated vocalist Seth MacFarlane in support of the two nonprofits working together on research and care around Alzheimer’s disease.
Three scientists – renowned for scientific breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration and glaucoma and who were given key early support from BrightFocus – have been elected as members of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.