Retinal Innovation Symposium Unites Key Players in Advancing Treatments
The Foundation recently hosted the 4th Annual Retinal Innovation Symposium, bringing together leading retinal experts, venture capitalists, biopharmaceutical companies, and biomedical entrepreneurs interested in advancing retinal research.
Foundation Introduces Member Excellence Awards
To recognize our members’ outstanding efforts and achievements in support of our mission, the Foundation Fighting Blindness is excited to introduce the Excellence Awards, our new member award program.
Gene Therapy Clinical Trial for Stargardt Disease to Begin this Year
For patients affected with Stargardt disease, there is new reason for hope. Oxford BioMedica, a gene therapy company in the U.K., has received FDA authorization to launch a clinical trial of its StarGen™ gene therapy for the treatment of Stargardt disease.
A Valuable Opportunity Exists in Federally Funded Research
An opinion editorial, penned by Foundation chief science staff members Drs. Steven Bramer and Stephen Rose, advocating for increased federal support of embryonic stem cell research was published on The Hill’s Congress Blog.
UPDATED: Participants Recruited for Valproic Acid Clinical Trial
The National Eye Evaluation and Research network, the clinical trial network of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, is now recruiting participants for a Phase II clinical trial of valproic acid to evaluate the drug’s effectiveness in slowing vision loss for people with autosomal dominant forms of retinitis pigmentosa (adRP).
A Greater Purpose
Zac Cohen has been a runner nearly all his life. He always harbored the desire to compete in a triathlon, but never found the motivation to actually train for one until he learned it could help save the sight of someone close to him.
Champions for the Cause
Longtime supporters of the Foundation’s mission, Tom and Sharon Wallsten see incredible promise in the new era of clinical research.
Fifth Annual Orange County Dining in the Dark Raises $425,000 for Research
The Foundation Fighting Blindness hosted its 5th Annual Orange County Dining in the Dark Visionary Awards Dinner honoring J. Andy Corley and Baruch D. Kuppermann, M.D., Ph.D.
'For the Love of Sight' Dinner Unites Members of Congress to Fight Blindness
More than 300 leaders from Washington, D.C.’s political and lobbying communities came together March 29 to honor two visionaries and benefit the Foundation’s mission to drive retinal research.
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Media Spotlight: Stem Cell Research and Real Estate Icon
The Foundation’s science leaders advocated for increased federal support of embryonic stem cell research in a published opinion editorial, and in another article commented on how federal restrictions limit the Foundation’s funding ability. In Dallas, real estate queen Ebby Halliday stole journalists’ hearts.
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