Check out our champion partner, Mario Tobia, who won the Corcoran Cup- the "Masters" of blind golf. He is an absolute inspiration and we are so proud! http://golf.lohudblogs.com/2013/06/10/4587/
MVRF is partnering with the Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association for the 2013 Annual Golf Tournament. Click here to view the event brochure!
May is Healthy Vision Month! Are you taking the necessary steps to protect your vision? This article from the National Eye Institute encourages Americans to make vision a priority. http://www.nei.nih.gov/news/pressreleases/050113.asp
Scientists recently released the results from the second Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS2). In 2001, researchers based at the National Eye Institute conducted the first AREDS study which found a formula (the AREDS formula) that can reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Five years later, the same group began a study called [...]
New research from the Scheie Eye Institute finds that gene therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) shows long-term improvement in vision as well as advancing degeneration of affected retinal cells. MVRF proudly supported this beneficial study. Read the press release here!
Breakthrough Could Help Treat Degenerative Diseases. Three new lines of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) that were the first in the world to be produced without contamination from any animal – mice or cow – components and according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) conditions have been announced by Hadassah University Medical Center researchers after 12 [...]
About two years ago, Fredric Kornberg was in his Bermuda hotel on business when his eyesight started doing strange things. The smoke detector on the ceiling seemed to be moving, he said, and the pinstriping on his car became "distorted, wavy." Read more...
Check out this great video produced by our five interns from The Shipley School over a three week period. It is candid and raw, showing the lack of knowledge of macular degeneration. A disease which will affect over TWENTY MILLION people by the year 2020.
Article by Maureen Maguire, PhD, Scheie Eye Institute, The University of Pennsylvania.
A 93 year-old Florida mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother hung up they keys to her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente. After 576,000 miles and a close call, she acknowledged that she can no longer drive because of her advanced macular degeneration. Read full article.