Research to Prevent Blindness Opens Applications for Vision Research Grants

Research to Prevent Blindness is pleased to announce that it has opened a new round of grant funding for high-impact vision research, including research related to glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, inherited retinal diseases, myopia, amblyopia, low vision and many more.

Inflammation-reducing drug shows no benefit for dry age-related macular degeneration in NIH trial

The drug minocycline, an antibiotic that also decreases inflammation, failed to slow vision loss or expansion of geographic atrophy in people with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a phase II clinical study at the National Eye Institute (NEI),…

Wake Forest University School of Medicine Launches Translational Eye and Vision Research Center

Wake Forest University School of Medicine has launched a new Translational Eye and Vision Research Center, located inside Biotech Place, in Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Leaders envision the center serving as a visionary hub that will redefine the landscape of eye and vision research.

2023 winners of ARVO Advocacy Awards announced

Rockville, Md. – The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) announced today the 2023 recipients of its annual Advocacy Awards: Achievements in Eye and Vision Advocacy Award ― Roxanne Crosby-Nwaobi, RN, PhD, (Moorfields National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre, U.K.) and Rohan Bir Singh, MD (Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, U.S.)

Device keeps brain alive, functioning separate from body

Researchers led by a team at UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a device that can isolate blood flow to the brain, keeping the organ alive and functioning independent from the rest of the body for several hours.

Minds & eyes: Study shows dementia more common in older adults with vision issues

A new study lends further weight to the idea that vision problems and dementia are linked. In a sample of nearly 3,000 older adults who took vision tests and cognitive tests during home visits, the risk of dementia was much higher among those with eyesight problems – including those who weren’t able to see well even when they were wearing their usual eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Gene that regulates immune activity in the retina identified

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a gene called Lipe that appears to be pivotal to retinal health, with mutations spurring immune activation and retinal degeneration. This is important because the retina is responsible for detecting the light that is transformed into vision. The findings, published in Communications Biology, provide clues about the mechanisms behind a variety of disorders affecting the retina, including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Mount Sinai Launches Center for Ophthalmic Artificial Intelligence and Human Health

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has launched the Center for Ophthalmic Artificial Intelligence and Human Health, the first of its kind in New York and one of the first in the United States.

Patients With Specific Types of Lipids May Be at Higher Risk of Developing Blinding Eye Disease

Principal Investigator: Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO, Deputy Chair for Ophthalmology Research for the Mount Sinai Health System Co-First Authors: Oana A. Zeleznik, PhD, Instructor in Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Jae H. Kang, ScD, Assistant Professor of…

Patricia A. D’Amore, PhD, MBA, FARVO, named 2023 – 2024 ARVO President

Last month at its 2023 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La., the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) welcomed Patricia A. D’Amore, PhD, MBA, FARVO, as its new president for April 2023 – May 2024. A member for more than 40 years, D’Amore is a Gold Fellow of ARVO (FARVO) ― a recognition of her individual accomplishments, leadership, and contributions to the Association.

Research to Prevent Blindness Announces New Sight-Saving Vision Research Grants

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) announces two new grants to support high-impact vision research. The new grants are the: RPB / Tom Wertheimer Career Development Award in Data Science and RPB / Mary Tyler Moore Vision Initiative Physician-Scientist Award.

UT Southwestern ophthalmologist shares techniques for cataract surgery complications

Patients undergoing cataract surgery typically have their natural lens replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). But complications occasionally arise that require the placement of a more surgically challenging secondary IOL. Several techniques are available for secondary IOL placement, and each has its advantages and disadvantages.

New Shiley EyeMobile for Children Hits the Road to Serve Underserved Communities

The new UC San Diego Shiley EyeMobile for Children is driving to schools in San Diego County to serve low-income families in need of eye exams. The EyeMobile, a program of UC San Diego Health, will visit approximately 250 preschools to provide vision care to low-income students.

ARVO Announces Winners of 2022 Advocacy Awards

Rockville, Md. – The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) announced today the 2022 recipients of its annual Advocacy Awards:The Achievements in Eye and Vision Advocacy Award recognizes ARVO members who have dedicated the core of their impressive careers to advancing the eye and vision research field through advocacy at every level.

UC Davis Health opens doors to new state-of-the-art eye care facility in Sacramento

UC Davis Health welcomed the first patients to the new Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute on Monday, Dec. 5. The state-of-the-art facility, which houses both clinicians and researchers, is dedicated to advancing world-class eye care and offering hope for sight restoration.