American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) Unveils National PSA Campaign to Raise Awareness of Retinal Disease, Help Public See for a Lifetime

The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) has released its first-ever national television and radio public service announcements (PSAs) to educate the public about protecting their vision from preventable blindness and vision loss due to retinal disease and the importance of expert retina specialist care.

Blinding Eye Disease Is Strongly Associated With Heart Disease and Stroke

Patients with a specific form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the United States, are at significant risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke, according to new research from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) Launches See for a Lifetime See a Retina Specialist Education Initiative to Drive Awareness and Action Around Retinal Diseases that Put Millions at Risk for Blindness

America’s retina specialists are warning the public that millions in the US who don’t know the facts about common retinal conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy are at risk for preventable blindness or vision loss from these sight stealing conditions.

Scientists Take Important Step Toward Using Retinal Cell Transplants to Treat Blindness

Retinal cells derived from a cadaver human eye survived when transplanted into the eyes of primate models, an important advance in the development of cell therapy to treat blindness, according to a study published on January 14 in Stem Cell Reports.

Research to Prevent Blindness and American Academy of Ophthalmology Award Grants for Big Data Research to Improve Patient Care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (the Academy) and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) today announced this year’s recipients of the Research to Prevent Blindness/American Academy of Ophthalmology Award for IRIS® Registry Research. The grant supports researchers who want to conduct big data research in ophthalmology and blindness prevention.