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July 1, 2017

Join Us in Celebration of 35 Years!

Research began at the Retina Foundation 35 years ago on July 1, 1982. We are proud of the many discoveries …

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June 29, 2017

Rose-Silverthorne Retinal Degenerations Lab to Conduct Natural History Study of Usher Syndrome

The Rose-Silverthorne Retinal Degenerations Laboratory at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest is beginning a natural history trial to study …

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February 21, 2017

National Eye Institute Awards $949,804 for a 5-Year Study of RP

Lea Bennett, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Rose-Silverthorne Retinal Degenerations Laboratory, studies inherited eye diseases under the direction of Dr. David Birch …

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October 10, 2016

The Phyllis G. & William B. Snyder Legacy Society

Nearly seventy-two years ago, Phyllis Snyder’s mother, Rose Lee Gunter, was misdiagnosed as having glaucoma and incorrectly treated by a …

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August 2, 2016

Voelcker Fund Gives $100,000 in Support of Texas 1000 Project

The Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund recently gave a $100,000 gift to the Retina Foundation of the Southwest for …

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July 8, 2016

Early Detection is Critical for Rare Eye Diseases

Achromatopsia is a rare inherited eye disease characterized by decreased vision (20/200), extreme light sensitivity, and the absence of color …

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February 2, 2016

iPad App for Detecting Retinal Disease Receives Second FDA Approval

myVisionTrack®, an iPhone and iPad application developed by researchers at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest to monitor vision for …

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August 25, 2015

Retina Foundation to Conduct First Optogenetics Gene Therapy Clinical Trial

First-in-human trial of a new gene therapy that seeks to restore sight for patients affected with retinitis pigmentosa (Dallas, Texas …

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September 23, 2014

New Technology Gives ‘Second Sight’ to the Blind

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis system uses a tiny camera mounted on what looks like sunglasses, which sends a wireless …

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