BrightFocus organized an ARVO 2018 symposium where experts weighed in on exercise, diet, and nutritional supplements for eye health. What research is being done, and are there any benefits for AMD and glaucoma?
The world’s largest vision science meeting is about to begin. ARVO 2018 will showcase BrightFocus leadership and the latest advances in macular degeneration and glaucoma research being from achieved by BrightFocus grantees.
At Tufts University in Boston, BrightFocus grantees Sheldon Rowan and Allen Taylor are testing whether diet protects against AMD by influencing the microbiome, or bacteria living in our body. They are leaders in the field of nutrition and the aging eye.
Ruchira Singh and colleagues at the University of Rochester and worldwide have shown that even rare forms of macular degeneration develop in ways similar to AMD, with drusen formation and extracellular proteins. The goal ahead: effective early treatment approaches.
Using atomic-level imaging, Paul Seidler, UCLA, looks at how tau protein creates tangles in Alzheimer’s—and how to stop it with well-designed drugs. The work is supported by a partnership between BrightFocus and Alzheimer’s Los Angeles.
December 13, 2017
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