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Recently@Retina Newsletter January 2023

January 25, 2023

Recently@Retina

January 2023

The mission of the Retina Foundation of the Southwest is to prevent vision loss and restore sight through innovative research and treatment for pediatric eye conditions, inherited eye diseases, and age-related macular degeneration.

— LATEST NEWS & EVENTS —

Retina Foundation Researchers Presenting at AAPOS

Thankfully, the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” will not apply to this year’s annual meeting of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (AAPOS). Rather, doctors and other vision and eye care professionals will be drawn to the “Big Apple” this spring for the organization’s 48th conference. The mission of AAPOS is to identify and promote the highest quality medical and surgical eye care worldwide for all children, and for adults with eye misalignment.

The Crystal Charity Ball Pediatric Vision Laboratory at the Retina Foundation will be well represented as Director, Eileen Birch, PhD presents the research topic, “Objective Assessment of Control Compared with Clinical Triple Office Control Score in Children with Intermittent Exotropia.” The research was funded by the Thrasher Research Fund.

Retina researcher, Reed Jost, MS, will be speaking on the “Randomized Clinical Trial of Binocular Contrast-Rebalanced Dichoptic Cartoons versus Patching for Treatment of Amblyopia in Children Aged 3 to 5 Years.” This project was funded by the NIH National Eye Institute and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

In addition to presenting recent research conducted at the Retina Foundation, Dr. Birch and Mr. Jost will strengthen their collaborations with pediatric ophthalmologists and other researchers while gleaning renewed inspiration for the future of pediatric vision research and treatments.

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Screenshot of software used to analyze eye movement recordings in the study to be presented by Dr. Eileen Birch.

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Young study participant viewing binocular contrast-rebalanced dichoptic cartoons on handheld device.

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Reed Jost, MS presenting at the 2022 AAPOS meeting.

The Rosewood Foundation Continues Support Funding

January 2023 Recently At Retina Newsletter Img4 The Retina Foundation is pleased to announce the continuation of funding and support from the Rosewood Foundation with a recent grant. The funds support the Molecular Ophthalmology Laboratory for AMD research.

Julia Sands Cunningham, trustee at The Rosewood Foundation, stated, “We are pleased to continue our support of the Retina Foundation. As many of you know, my grandmother, Caroline Rose Hunt, suffered from agerelated macular degeneration and we saw daily how it affected her personal freedom and life. The Rosewood Foundation and the Retina Foundation have similar goals – to make meaningful contributions to improve the quality of life for future generations. We are proud to continue our support of the Retina Foundation as they lead the charge in innovative research and therapy for AMD and other eye diseases.”

January 2023 Recently At Retina Newsletter Img 5Year-End Campaign Exceeds Goal!

Special Thanks to all who helped us exceed our December Year-End campaign goal. This month-long campaign raised $230,174 – a 10% increase over the 2021 Year-End Campaign! Your contributions continue to make a difference in continuing the mission of the Retina Foundation.

 

 

Please help the Retina Foundation continue leading research and saving sight.

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Recently@Retina Newsletter January 2023

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