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Virginia M.Y. Lee, PhD
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University of Pennsylvania professor Virginia M.Y. Lee, PhD, who helped develop and guide BrightFocus Foundation’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research program, has won a 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. The prize, known as the “The Oscars of Science,” recognizes her research leading to new avenues for potential drug discovery and development.
September 16, 2019
Joel Schuman accepting the 2019 BrightFocus Scientific Impact Award
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The research and discoveries of clinician-scientist Joel S. Schuman, MD, are having a big impact on vision diseases, including glaucoma. Early support from BrightFocus had a big impact on his career.
July 23, 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



Living Your Best Life with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Having retired from a half century as a teacher, author, composer, theatrical director, and musician, Dan Roberts now dedicates himself full time to helping others learn about and live with low vision. Because of his own need for support and information about visual impairment, he founded MD Support in 1995 and has since become a leading patient advocate, industry consultant, and low vision educator. Christina has extensive experience with caregiving. She and Dan have been married since 1968. They have three children and seven grandchildren. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

July 24, 2019

Caregiving & Low Vision

The guest speakers are Joanne Dillon, a caregiver, and C. Grace Whiting, the President & CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

June 19, 2019

What are Narrow Angles?

Learn what doctors mean when they use the term "narrow angles," and how this relates to glaucoma.

May 1, 2017

Flow of Aqueous Humor

Learn what aqueous humor means and how it is related to glaucoma.

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