Cell-Based Treatment Preserves Vision in Usher Syndrome Model
A research team funded by the Foundation Fighting Blindness has used cell transplantation to restore vision in a mouse model of Usher syndrome type 2A (USH2A), a leading cause of combined deafness and blindness in humans.
Promising Dry AMD Treatment Moves into Phase II Clinical Trial
An oral medication for the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is moving into a Phase II clinical trial after showing positive results for safety and effectiveness in prior preclinical studies and a Phase I human trial.
Researchers Target Innovative Stem Cell Treatment for AMD
An international research team has rescued vision in rats through transplantation of induced pluripotent stem cells or iPS — stem cells that are derived from mature cells or tissue that reside almost anywhere in the body.
Foundation Seeks Commercial Partnerships at FasterCures Meeting
The Foundation recently participated in Partnering for Cures, a first-of-its-kind meeting that brought together nonprofits, medical research foundations, and the biopharmaceutical industry to forge strategic collaborations for the timely development of new medical treatments.
Optelec/ShopLowVision Partnership Boosts Retinal Research, Low Vision Awareness
The Foundation is pleased to announce a new corporate partnership with Optelec/ShopLowVision, a worldwide leader in low vision solutions for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Foundation Appoints Three New Trustees
The Foundation is pleased to welcome three new national trustees to its leadership team: Sherri Kroonenberg of Littleton, Colorado, Pat Campbell of St. Petersburg, Florida and Roger Horchow of Dallas, Texas.
A Passion for Play-by-Play
Jeremy Kreisberg’s passion has always been sports broadcasting. A devout fan of the New York Mets since he was a young kid, he spent many summer nights listening to the radio play-by-play of the team’s games.
Feeling the Love
VisionWalk was new territory for Steve and Carolyn Browne of San Antonio, because it was the first time they had gone public about their daughters, Sarah and Ellen, having combined hearing and vision loss from Usher syndrome.
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Northern Virginia Dining in the Dark
The inaugural Northern Virginia Dining in the Dark Visionary Awards Dinner was held on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.
New York Dining in the Dark
The 2nd New York Dining in the Dark was an exceptional success raising over $600,000 for retinal research. Congratulations and great appreciation are extended to our co-chairs, Jordan Lichtenstein and Iris Spiegel, and the entire New York Dining in the Dark fundraising committee for their hard work and dedication.
VisionWalk All Stars Shine
Just in time for the spring 2010 season, the Foundation has launched its VisionWalk All Star program to recognize outstanding individual walkers who raise $1,000 or more.
Find a walk in your community and sign up today: www.VisionWalk.org.
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