First Patient in Phase 1/2 Clinical Study of Gene Therapy is Treated for X-Linked RP

April 19, 2018 The first human patient has been administered an AAV-based gene therapy treatment for x-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP). This is an exciting clinical milestone for one of the first potential treatments for this disease. The patient is being followed by …

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 & …

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 …

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 …

George and Laura Bush to headline Retina Foundation benefit in March

January 22, 2018 Written by: Holly Haber, The Dallas Morning News In a rare joint public appearance at a fundraiser, former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, will headline the Visionary Luncheon benefiting the Retina Foundation of the Southwest on March 2 at …

The Edward C. Fogg, III and Lisbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust grants Retina Foundation $133,000 for Genetic Eye Disease

December 29, 2017 The Edward C. Fogg, III and Lisbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust renewed their support for our Texas 1000 Project to identify and genotype 1,000 new patients with retinal degenerative diseases. Since starting this project at the Retina Foundation …

Gene Therapy Trial at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest featured in The Dallas Morning News

October 27, 2017 Mason Two Crow, 22, first came to the Retina Foundation in 2003 with a diagnosis of X-linked retinoschisis, a rare genetic condition affecting the retina. Two years ago he came in for a follow-up appointment where he …

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 …

Gene Causing Blindness Found in Texas Hispanic Families

July 18, 2017 The Retina Foundation has been a large part of a genetic study about Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. RP is a rare genetic eye …

Join us in celebration of 35 years!

July 1, 2017 Research began at the Retina Foundation 35 years ago on July 1, 1982. We are proud of the many discoveries and innovations we have made towards saving and restoring sight. Our scale, by definition is small, but …

Silverthorne Lab to Conduct Natural History Study of Usher Syndrome

June 29, 2017 The Rose Silverthorne Retinal Degenerations Laboratory at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest is beginning a natural history trial to study disease progression of Usher Syndrome Type 2a, a recessive genetic condition affecting nearly 25,000 people in …

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 …

20 Years of Racing for Sight

April 28, 2017 The 20th Anniversary Racing for Sight benefiting the Retina Foundation of the Southwest was held Sunday, April 23, 2017. ORIX Foundation was the Title Sponsor, and this year’s Honorary Chair was Jean Broughton-Powell — pictured above with …

National Eye Institute Awards $949,804 for a 5-year study of RP

February 21, 2017 Lea Bennett, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Rose-Silverthorne Retinal Degenerations Laboratory, studies inherited eye diseases under the direction of Dr. David Birch at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest. Dr. Bennett recently received a five-year grant from the National …

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 …