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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

Publications

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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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Therapeutic Approaches for Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Our featured speaker is Goldis Malek, PhD, of Duke University. Dr. Malek's lab is focused on investigating the mechanisms underlying age-related macular degeneration, and to hopefully identify therapeutic targets for this debilitating degenerative eye disease.

March 27, 2019
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Living with AMD: What You Need to Know

The telephone discussion features Dr. Gayatri S. Reilly of The Retina Group of Washington, who has excelled in research, patient care, and educating other eye care professionals about treating diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

February 27, 2019
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About BrightFocus Foundation (Video)

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

August 6, 2017

A nivel mundial33 millones

Personas padecen discapacidad visual debido a la DMRE avanzada.

Press Releases

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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
Left to Right: Amy Coates Madsen, Michael Buckley, Scott Rodgville, Violet Apple
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BrightFocus Foundation, a Maryland-based nonprofit and a leading source of worldwide research funding on diseases of mind and sight, was recently awarded a Seal of Excellence from the Maryland Nonprofits Standards for Excellence Institute. This is the organization’s third time receiving this distinction.
October 31, 2018
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BrightFocus Foundation, a premier source of private research funding to defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, has named two noted scientists to key positions within the non-profit organization.
October 11, 2018
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