Press Releases

BrightFocus Foundation

Global brain and vision research nonprofit BrightFocus Foundation and the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education have named ophthalmologist José Cunha-Vaz, MD, PhD, the recipient of the 2024 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research in recognition of his immense contributions to the field.

May 10, 2024
BrightFocus Foundation

On May 6, BrightFocus Foundation recognized five vision scientists for their research focused on preventing, treating, and curing macular degeneration and glaucoma during the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

May 9, 2024
BrightFocus Foundation

Global nonprofit BrightFocus Foundation announces $10 million in new Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma research grant funding—age-related diseases with no cure that affect more than 335 million people worldwide.

Apr 23, 2024
BrightFocus Foundation

BrightFocus Foundation, a premier global nonprofit funder of research to defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, has welcomed Jon Walsh as its new Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration. 

Apr 2, 2024
BrightFocus Foundation

Brightfocus supports a groundbreaking $28M investment by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to bolster early-career health researchers from historically under-recognized groups.

Feb 28, 2024
National Glaucoma Research

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and BrightFocus Foundation is pleased to announce the 2024 schedule of Glaucoma Chats, free, accessible and interactive audio podcast conversations with leading glaucoma specialists and eye care professionals.

Jan 5, 2024
Macular Degeneration Research

BrightFocus Foundation, in partnership with three other global vision loss advocacy organizations, has declared Dec. 5 as World Geographic Atrophy Day.

Dec 4, 2023
BrightFocus Foundation

BrightFocus Foundation’s 2023 annual report highlights an incredible year of pioneering neurodegenerative research.  

Oct 30, 2023
Macular Degeneration Research

Vision scientists from across the globe will convene at BrightFocus Foundation’s second Macular Fast Track program on October 23 in Torremolinos, Spain. The immersive workshop, which serves as the pre-symposium of the International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration (RD2023), trains promising graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other early-career scientists focused on vision research to help speed progress toward a cure for macular degeneration.

Oct 19, 2023
BrightFocus Foundation

As we mark World Sight Day today, October 12, BrightFocus Foundation reaffirms its commitment to funding breakthrough research for macular degeneration and glaucoma and providing valuable resources for people living with low vision.

Oct 12, 2023