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Dr. Burdon sees her work as a way to honor my 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


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



The Future of AMD Treatments

The featured expert is Daniel Chao, MD, PhD, who is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Shiley Eye Institute. He is a retina surgeon, clinician-scientist, and entrepreneur. Dr. Chao’s clinical focus is in the medical and surgical treatment of retinal diseases with a special interest in macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, and inherited retinal diseases. View the transcript Print the transcript

September 30, 2020

What You Need to Know About Dry AMD and Geographic Atrophy

Dr. David S. Liao is a board-certified ophthalmologist at the Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group in California. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. His main areas of interest include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, disorders of the vitreomacular interface, and retinal detachment repair. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

August 26, 2020

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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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BrightFocus Foundation mourns the recent passing of Peter Davies, PhD. A globally-recognized leader in research on Alzheimer’s and related dementia, Dr. Davies served on our Scientific Review Committee for this field for 11 years, including six years as its chair.
September 18, 2020
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