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 …

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 …

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 …

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: …

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 …

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 …