FDA Approves First and Only Treatment for Geographic Atrophy, an Advanced Form of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
BrightFocus Foundation celebrates the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Syfovre (pegcetacoplan injection), the first-ever treatment to slow the progression of vision loss from geographic atrophy, an advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration and a leading cause of blindness.
Led by a BrightFocus grantee, a research team has developed a new marker of Alzheimer’s disease neurodegeneration in the blood, paving the way for a more accurate blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease.
In recognition of Macular Degeneration Awareness Month this February, BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to ending diseases of mind and sight, is offering a variety of free educational resources to help individuals with macular degeneration and their loved ones navigate the disease.
Molecule Found in Green Tea Can Break Up Alzheimer's-Causing Protein Tangles, BrightFocus Researcher Finds
Using a molecule found in green tea, an Alzheimer's Disease Research-funded team of biochemists has identified new molecules that can destroy protein tangles in the brain linked to Alzheimer's and related brain diseases.
BrightFocus Foundation’s newly released research portfolios highlight the more than 250 active grants across our Alzheimer’s Disease Research, National Glaucoma Research, and Macular Degeneration Research programs in pursuit of discovering cures for diseases of mind and sight.
A new BrightFocus-funded clinical trial is one of the first to study the benefits of exercise in protecting brain health specifically among older African Americans.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in November granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for a new treatment that could slow the progression of geographic atrophy, an advanced and severe form of dry age-related macular degeneration that can lead to permanent vision loss.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Leqembi (lecanemab-irmb) via the Accelerated Approval pathway for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease based on its ability to clear toxic amyloid from the brain. It is the only drug in the class of amyloid immunotherapies shown to slow cognitive decline and will be available during or before the week of Jan. 23, 2023.
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, and BrightFocus Foundation is offering a variety of free educational resources to help individuals with glaucoma and their loved ones navigate the disease.
Nearly 20 million adults in the U.S. have some form of age-related macular degeneration, almost double the previous estimate of 11 million people, according to a new report. Learn why.