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New Poll Places Fear of Vision Loss at the Top of Americans’ Health Concerns

RPB provided critical financial support for the most comprehensive survey of Americans' attitudes on vision loss ever undertaken.  The poll, commissioned by Research!America and also supported by the Alliance for Eye and Vision... Read more...

 

RPB helps create a $3.75 million endowed vision research chair at UAB

The endowment will enable the University of Alabama Birmingham department of ophthalmology to recruit a world-class scientist to join its existing roster of international experts in the study of blinding diseases such as macular... Read more...

 

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Light-sensitive "eye-in-a-dish" created from stem cells

According to RPB Special Scholar Awardee Dr. Valeria Canto-Soler, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: "We have basically created a miniature human retina in a dish that not only has the architectural organization of the... Read more...

 

Omega-3 Inhibits Blood Vessel Growth in a Model of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is characterized by choroidal neovascularization (CNV), or blood vessel growth, is the primary cause of blindness in elderly individuals of industrialized countries. The prevalence of the... Read more...