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Researchers Identify Biomarker for Glaucoma Damage


On May 4th, RPB-supported researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis published a study identifying a biomarker that could help to predict glaucoma damage before vision loss.
10-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wayne State Vision Researchers Show Zika Virus Can Damage Retina and Cause Blindness

Scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute have shown that the Zika virus can replicate in the eye’s retinal cells, causing severe tissue damage and even blindness. The...
23-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Natural Compound Reduces Signs of Aging, Including Eye Dryness

RPB-supported vision researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have contributed key data to a new study that identifies a natural compound that slows typical signs of aging in mice. The study, published today in Cell...
9-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Treatment Target for Blinding Diseases


A common pathway involved in photoreceptor death has been identified in retinitis pigmentosa, advanced dry age-related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases, with early evidence of a possible halt to vision loss related to treatment of the...
28-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Report Aims to Make Eye Health a Public Health Priority

"Vision impairment remains notably absent from many population health agendas and community programs,” say the authors of a new report, "Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow," from The National Academies of...
21-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Zika Virus Found in Tears


Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis published a study that shows that genetic material from the Zika virus has been found in tears. The study, fast-tracked for publication in Cell Reports, was conducted in mice,...
6-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research to Prevent Blindness Continues Low Vision Research Initiative

The $1.4 million, two-pronged initiative involves funding partnerships with Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation (RDPFS), and our newest partner, Consumer Technology Association™ Foundation...
25-Aug-2016 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research to Prevent Blindness Announces Low Vision Research Awardees

Separate awards will fund research on the brain's roll in a compromised visual system and on technology to make daily tasks easier for those with vision loss.
10-Jun-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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