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A Family Forever Changed by Research

December 7, 2020 Written by: Aaron Hawes Hello, my name is Aaron Hawes. I have been a patient at the Retina Foundation for all but the very first few weeks of my life, but even before I was a patient, the …

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Early Detection and Treatment for Pediatric Eye Conditions – Video Update

May 8, 2020 Reed Jost, Research Associate, shares the latest updates from the Crystal Charity Ball Pediatric Vision Laboratory at the Retina Foundation. In the videos below, he will share information on different research projects for improving early detection as …

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COVID-19 Guidelines For Retina Foundation Staff and Visitors

April 29, 2020 The Retina Foundation has implemented ongoing safeguards, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the health and safety of all staff and visitors. These procedures will continue until further notice.   STAFF AND VISITOR RISK MANAGEMENT …

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Investigating the Impact of Lazy Eye on Reading Speed and Motor Skills in Children – Video Update

April 17, 2020 This video was created to share with our supporters the various ways we are investigating the impact of lazy eye on reading speed and motor skills in children. Should you have any questions, please call us at 214.363.3911 …

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Introducing the Vision and Neurodevelopment Laboratory

August 15, 2019 We are pleased to announce Krista Kelly, Ph.D. as Director of the Vision and Neurodevelopment Laboratory! Dr. Krista Kelly received her Ph.D. from York University in 2014 before joining the Retina Foundation of the Southwest as a …

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Retina Foundation Asks Kids to ‘Just Dance’ for Research Study

July 31, 2019 The Retina Foundation is an international leader in research on lazy eye, the most common cause of visual impairment in children. A new treatment we are working on in collaboration with Mayo Clinic has the goal of …

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Pediatric Lab Sees 10,000th Patient!

March 18, 2019 Since 1982, the Retina Foundation of the Southwest has been researching pediatric eye conditions to help infants and children with lazy eye, crossed eyes, cataracts, and other conditions. On March 18, 2019, our 10,000th patient completed his …

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Retina Foundation of the Southwest/Rebion Selected As “Partner of the Year”

November 8, 2018 The Retina Foundation of the Southwest and Rebion, a technology company in Boston, Massachusetts, created, evaluated, and received FDA approval for the Pediatric Vision Screener (PVS), a device that quickly and accurately evaluates the vision of children …

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Retina Foundation Helps Avery

July 11, 2018 Avery is a happy and affectionate little girl who has been amazingly brave for a total of twelve surgical procedures. Avery has a syndrome known as CHARGE which has led to a myriad of issues, including poor …

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Children With Amblyopia and Strabismus Take Longer To Complete Answer Forms

June 14, 2018 MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Krista Kelly, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Crystal Charity Ball Pediatric Vision Evaluation Center Retina Foundation of the Southwest Dallas, TX 75231 MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: …

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Chance Encounter Leads to Early Diagnosis and Treatment for Kate

March 15, 2018 It was a chance encounter that Kate received treatment for her lazy eye at an early age. Her mother, Tori, is a mother of three and on a routine visit to the pediatrician she was presented with …

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National Eye Institute Awards $954,770 for a 5-year study on lazy eye

August 31, 2017 Krista Kelly, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Crystal Charity Ball Pediatric Vision Laboratory, studies pediatric eye disorders under the direction of Dr. Eileen Birch at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest. Dr. Kelly recently was awarded an NIH Pathway to …

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International Partnership for Lazy Eye Detection and Treatment

May 26, 2017 Dr. Eileen Birch, Director of the Crystal Charity Ball Pediatric Vision Laboratory, has partnered with researchers at the University of Auckland, New Zealand to develop a new vision screening device for children. Retina Foundation of the Southwest …

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iPad Game Study: Frequently Asked Questions

November 18, 2016 Recently, the journal JAMA Ophthalmology broke the story on the Retina Foundation’s new innovative treatment for children with lazy eye (amblyopia). News outlets such as CBS News and ABC News have recognized our research on broadcast television …

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iPad Games Could Be the Future Lazy Eye Treatment

November 9, 2016 Eileen E. Birch, Ph.D., Director of the Crystal Charity Ball Pediatric Vision Laboratory at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest, was invited by Yasmin Bradfield, M.D. to speak in the Emerging Technology session of the Pediatric Ophthalmology …