The Effectiveness of Therapeutic Drugs for AMD in the Laboratory

September 26, 2019 Ruvanthi Kularatne, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest, working under the direction of Karl Csaky, M.D., Ph.D., Managing & Medical Director. Dr. Kularatne has spent the past year evaluating the effectiveness …

Measuring the Release of A Therapeutic Drug in a Controlled Lab Setting

August 2, 2019 Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has multiple stages of progression. The “dry” form is characterized by yellow deposits called drusen, that grow in size and number, leading to dimmed or distorted vision. There are currently no treatments for …

FFB Pledges $300,000 to Support Dr. Yi-Zhong Wang’s Artificial Intelligence/ Deep Machine Learning Project

July 19, 2019 Yi-Zhong Wang, Ph.D., Scientific Director, Macular Function Laboratory, is working to achieve automatic and accurate identification of defects in the structure of patients’ retinas by applying deep machine learning method. Over the past year, using a cutting-edge …

Discovering New Therapies for AMD

May 13, 2019 The Molecular Ophthalmology Laboratory, under the direction of Dr. Karl Csaky, Managing & Medical Director at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest, is studying live cell cultures to investigate new potential drug treatments for age-related macular degeneration …

Three Patents Awarded for Retina Foundation’s Two-Layer Ocular Implant in Japan, Europe and the United States

October 2, 2018 Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common disease associated with aging that gradually impairs sharp, central vision that is necessary for everyday tasks such as reading, writing, and driving. There are two common forms of AMD: dry …

Retina Foundation Launches Cutting-Edge Artificial Intelligence Project

September 24, 2018 There is a great need for more information on the progression of vision loss caused by inherited eye diseases and age-related macular degeneration. The Retina Foundation of the Southwest is beginning a new project aimed at developing …

The Rosewood Foundation And Retina Foundation Of The Southwest Partner Up Again For “Keeping An Eye On Innovation” Series

By Jeanne Prejean • September 21, 2018 CAROLINE ROSE HUNT (FILE PHOTO)   While baby boomers may complain about the type on menus getting smaller, they’re actually just graduating to the world of “readers.” But some folks are facing far more …

Meet Sharon and Harold Hosack

July 23, 2018 Sharon and Harold have been married 55 years, and have a loving marriage and happy family with three children and eight grandchildren. Ten years ago, Sharon was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration, a common eye disease that …

Two New Postdoctoral Fellowships Begin in the Molecular Ophthalmology Laboratory

July 8, 2018 Chandima Bulumulla, Ph.D. and Ruvanthi Kularatne, Ph.D. began their postdoctoral training last month at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest. Drs. Bulumulla and Kularatne will be working in the Molecular Ophthalmology Laboratory under the direction of Karl …

Retina Foundation Presents at Largest Retina Meeting in China

April 3, 2018 Retina China 2018, a prestigious meeting held March 28-30 in Qingdao, China, was well attended by retinal specialists from all over Asia with only a handful invited from the United States, including Dr. Karl Csaky, Managing & …

NIH Launches International Study of AMD Progression

February 23, 2018 Natural history investigation will deploy latest advances to identify biomarkers, targets for early therapy. A new clinical study led by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, will follow 500 people over …

Anonymous One Million Dollar Gift Given to Retina Foundation for AMD Research

December 20, 2016 The Retina Foundation of the Southwest is extremely pleased to announce that we have received an anonymous gift of one million dollars to the Retina Foundation of the Southwest to support age-related macular degeneration (AMD) research. This …

Healthier Eyesight through Smarter Eating is Proven Research

December 14, 2016 The Retina Foundation of the Southwest has teamed with a renowned Texas chef to create a robust five-course meal aimed at keeping eyesight healthy through smarter eating. Dr. Karl Csaky, Managing and Medical Director of the Retina …

iPad App for Detecting Retinal Disease Receives Second FDA Approval

February 2, 2016 myVisionTrack®, an iPhone and iPad application developed by researchers at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest to monitor vision for individuals with retinal disease, such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, has received its second FDA clearance …

Clinical Center of Innovation for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

(Dallas, TX – August 2015) The Retina Foundation of the Southwest and Southern Methodist University Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering are bringing a new meaning to the term collaboration utilizing an innovation approach that is set apart from any …