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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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Phase III Treatment Trial for Stargardt Disease Enrolls First Patient

November 7, 2018 The Retina Foundation of the Southwest was the first site in the world to enroll patients in a new international Phase III Clinical Treatment Trial for Stargardt Disease sponsored by the clinical-stage ophthalmology company Acucela. This study …

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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 …

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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 …

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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   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 drastic issues involving vision …

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Retina Foundation Participates in International Effort to Treat Stargardt Disease

August 30, 2018 Stargardt disease is the most common form of inherited juvenile macular degeneration. Stargardt disease begins in late childhood and may in some cases lead to legal blindness. It affects approximately ten in 10,000 children and adults. There …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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Retina Foundation Presents New Data & Conclusions at ARVO 2018

May 20, 2018 The Retina Foundation of the Southwest research scientists recently attended the 2018 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting to share and learn about the latest advances in eye and vision research. The week’s presentations covered …

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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 …

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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 & …

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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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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 …