Q&A with Dr. Steve Bramer
In the coming year, the Foundation plans to launch as many as three clinical trials in its National Eye and Evaluation Research Network. In this interview with Dr. Steve Bramer, find out what the network is, why it was established, and the many benefits the Foundation brings to the clinical trial process.
VISIONS Conference Returns in 2011!
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is excited to announce the return of its national conference in 2011! VISIONS is slated for June 23-26, 2011 in Baltimore. This highly anticipated event will feature information on the newest research breakthroughs, skills for living and coping with low vision, the latest products and services for the visually impaired, and more! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity – registration for VISIONS 2011 is open now!
Fenretinide Slows Dry AMD, Reduces Incidence of Wet AMD
Fenretinide, a drug that slowed the progression of dry age-related macular degeneration in a Phase II clinical trial, has also reduced the incidence of wet AMD by 50 percent in that same clinical study.
Potential RP Treatment Based on Ancient Chinese Medicine
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is working toward launching a clinical trial in 2011 of a vision-preserving agent known as TUDCA. Based on a traditional Chinese medicine, TUDCA is a synthetically manufactured bile acid that has demonstrated safety and efficacy in animal models of retinal degeneration.
Attitude is Everything
Joan Creviston suffers vision loss from retinitis pigmentosa, but she doesn't let her diagnosis defeat her. By focusing on the good things in her life and keeping her passion for her work alive, she maintains a supremely positive attitude.
VisionWalk’s Eight-Year-Old Superstar
Sue and John Koth became involved in the Foundation’s VisionWalk fundraising program to drive research that might save their eight-year-old daughter Kaitlin’s vision. While VisionWalk gives John and Sue hope and a sense empowerment, the event has also been quite a thrill for Katlin.
NY Marathon Slots Available
for Race to Cure Blindness Participants
a race to the finish line with just two slots left for two lucky runners to
participate in the New York Marathon and raise money for blindness research.
The Foundation’s dinner season is just around the corner. The Dining in the Dark dinners have become a wildly successful fundraiser for the Foundation, raising more than $6 million dollars in 23 dinners. Read about a first-timer’s experience at this unique fundraiser and how it inspired her to work on future dinners.
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The Mini Page
The Foundation was featured in a weekly children’s newspaper called The Mini Page, which is a nationally syndicated publication that appears in more than 500 newspapers nationwide. This issue of The Mini Page included information on blindness-causing diseases, current initiatives underway to treat them, and the Foundation’s role in this effort.
Check out the latest media coverage of the Foundation.