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Universal precautions taken during surgery protect against the spread of Aβ “seeds” and other potential biological contaminants.
Science News
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


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
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



Low-Vision Services: Getting the Help You Need

The telephone discussion features Belinda Weinberg, OD and Sean Curry, MPH, of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

April 24, 2019

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. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

March 27, 2019

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

Press Release
BrightFocus Foundation, a premier source of private research funding to defeat Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, today announced $16.2 million for 76 new research grants, a record high for the organization. With these latest grant awards, BrightFocus will have invested $43 million in scientific research over the past three years alone.
April 23, 2019
Press Release
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
Press Release
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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