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Dr. Burdon sees her work as a way to honor my grandfather...an ophthalmologist that  provided eye treatment to Aboriginal Australians.
Science News
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.
October 8, 2020
Matthew Campbell, PhD and Sarah Doyle, PhD
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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.
June 19, 2020
W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, delivering inaugural remarks at ARVO 2020
Science News
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

Publications

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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.
September 1, 2020
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This brochure discusses the two categories of age-related macular degeneration, diagnosis, risk factors, prevention strategies and treatment.
September 23, 2019

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Future Hope for Geographic Atrophy

Dr. Benjamin Kim is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of research expertise include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, geographic atrophy, choroidal neovascularization, retinal neovascularization, clinical trials, and retinal imaging. View the transcript Print the transcript

November 18, 2020
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AMD: Getting the Help You Need (October 2020)

Ranjoo K. Prasad, OD Ranjoo K. Prasad, O.D., a specialist in low vision rehabilitation at Penn Medicine, is the guest speaker. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

October 28, 2020
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Roundtable Discussion with Alzheimer's Fast Track 2019 Co-Chairs

Co-chairs of the Alzheimer's Fast Track program discuss big challenges that need to be tackled worldwide: Remaining steadfastly committed to funding Alzheimer's disease and related dementias research; Supporting innovative, early-career investigators; Encouraging researchers from under-represented groups who are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s to lead independent research labs; and the future of clinical trials, treatments and finding a cure.

November 10, 2020

We are currently supporting more than$35 million Worldwide for Alzheimer's Research

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BrightFocus Foundation, a premier source of private research funding to defeat Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, today announced the addition of Sharyn Rossi, PhD, to its senior staff as the organization’s new Director of Scientific Programs, Neuroscience.
October 21, 2020
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