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Dr. Lewin, right, and Manas Biswal, PhD, co-PI, in their U. of Fla. lab.
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Two scientists at the University of Florida, supported by a grant from BrightFocus’ Macular Degeneration Research program, have uncovered some tantalizing clues that a drug previously investigated to protect against nerve damage during cancer treatment could offer some protection for the nerve cells of the eye in late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Kip Connor, PhD, with funding from Macular Degeneration Research (MDR), has lead a team of experts to discover an important role of immune cells that regulate, and could potentially stop, abnormal blood vessel growth in advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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This brochure discusses the primary forms of glaucoma, risk factors, warning signs, treatment options and coping strategies.
Monday, February 22, 2016

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Repurposing Drugs for AMD

The guest speakers are Alfred S. Lewin, PhD, from the University of Florida Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, who focuses on developing therapies for inherited and age-related diseases of the retina; and Manas Biswal, PhD, a Postdoctoral Associate, also from the University of Florida.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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How Low Vision Services Can Help You

Ranjoo K. Prasad, OD Ranjoo K. Prasad, O.D., a specialist in low vision rehabilitation at Penn Medicine, is the guest speaker.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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About BrightFocus Foundation (Video)

BrightFocus drives innovative research worldwide and promotes awareness of Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

More than3 million

Americans aged 40 and older have glaucoma. It is estimated that the number will double to 6 million people by 2050.

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