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Vision Community Refocuses on July as Dry Eye Awareness Month

The vision community and its coalition partners refocus education and communications in 2018 around July as Dry Eye Awareness Month. Following the landmark publication of the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society’s Dry Eye Workshop II, dry eye...
7-Jun-2018 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research to Prevent Blindness Expands Grants Program

Research to Prevent Blindness has opened a new round of grants available to researchers across the country. This new round of grants significantly expands the pool of applicants who are eligible, by making a number of individual researcher awards...
26-Apr-2018 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research to Prevent Blindness and American Academy of Ophthalmology Announce New Grant Opportunities to Support Vision Research

Research to Prevent Blindness and the American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced that they have created a new category of grant to support researchers who want to use the Academy’s IRIS® Registry database to conduct population-based...
11-Nov-2017 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites


Reversing Retinal Degenerative Diseases: We’re One Step Closer

Research to Prevent Blindness-supported researchers in New York (at Columbia University and University of Rochester) made a critical discovery about the gene mutation that causes many retinal degenerative diseases, opening the door for a new line of...
24-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Findings Help Explain How Usher Syndrome Affects Vision and Hearing

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center utilized their Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) grants to make progress in characterizing the genetic and physiologic components of Usher syndrome—the most common cause of deaf-blindness.
18-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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

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