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.
Self-driving cars, being tested in California and Nevada, are making driving a possibility for people with low vision and other limitations. Read article. You can read more about this technology in the upcoming Spring 2012 issue of SupportSightNEWS. In this issue, internationally reknowned physician and researcher, Dr. Philip Rosenfeld, discusses this technology and how it [...]
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