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Virginia M.Y. Lee, PhD
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University of Pennsylvania professor Virginia M.Y. Lee, PhD, who helped develop and guide BrightFocus Foundation’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research program, has won a 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. The prize, known as the “The Oscars of Science,” recognizes her research leading to new avenues for potential drug discovery and development.
September 16, 2019

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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
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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

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Managing Your Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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:

September 25, 2019
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Living Your Best Life with Low Vision

Having retired from a half century as a teacher, author, composer, theatrical director, and musician, Dan Roberts now dedicates himself full time to helping others learn about and live with low vision. Because of his own need for support and information about visual impairment, he founded MD Support in 1995 and has since become a leading patient advocate, industry consultant, and low vision educator. Christina has extensive experience with caregiving. She and Dan have been married since 1968. They have three children and seven grandchildren. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

July 24, 2019
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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

Aqueous Humor & Vision Loss

See what happens when fluid builds up in the eye leading to increased eye pressure.

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