Watching Movies Could Help Treat Children with Lazy Eye

February 26, 2016 Researchers at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest are developing a new and unique approach to treating amblyopia, “lazy eye,” that may likely be one of the most innovative approaches of our time. They are conducting a …

9th Annual David R. Stager Sr., M.D. Lecture

February 19, 2016 Ewa Niechwiej-Swedo, Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in Canada was our speaker for the David R. Stager Sr., M.D. Lecture that was held on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The research of Dr. Niechwiej-Swedo seeks to explain …

iPad App for Detecting Retinal Disease Receives Second FDA Approval

February 2, 2016 myVisionTrack®, an iPhone and iPad application developed by researchers at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest to monitor vision for individuals with retinal disease, such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, has received its second FDA clearance …

Retina Foundation of the Southwest New Home in Dallas

November 16, 2015 Since we opened our doors in 1982, the Retina Foundation of the Southwest has been the epicenter of vision research for the southwest region. We have remained steadfast in our mission to advance treatments for vision loss …

Reading Research Helped Madelyn

(Dallas, TX – October 2015) Amanda knew there was something wrong when at the age of 18 months, Madelyn wasn’t walking yet. “She would step and just stand there. She didn’t know where she was going,” said Amanda. Her thoughts …

Engaging iPad Game Approach as Alternative to Patching

September 29, 2015 Wendy first noticed Gabriela’s eyes turning before she was one year old. Subsequently, she was diagnosed with strabismus, “crossed eyes,” and amblyopia, “lazy eye,” which resulted in a series of treatments. Her depth perception and spatial relations …

Clinical Center of Innovation for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

(Dallas, TX – August 2015) The Retina Foundation of the Southwest and Southern Methodist University Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering are bringing a new meaning to the term collaboration utilizing an innovation approach that is set apart from any …

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 – August 25, 2015)  The Retina Foundation of the Southwest announced today that it will be the initial site in …

Macular Degeneration Stem Cell Clinical Trial Results Allow for Phase II Expansion

(Dallas, TX- July 2015) – After the release of promising results from the StemCells, Inc. Phase I/II clinical trial on the safety and efficacy of their proprietary human neural stem cells for the treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration, the …

New Technology Gives ‘Second Sight’ to the Blind

September 23, 2014 The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis system uses a tiny camera mounted on what looks like sunglasses, which sends a wireless signal to electrodes implanted on the retina. DALLAS — Relying on a guide to walk down a …

An iPhone App to Monitor Eye Disease

By Lauren Silverman • May 15, 2013 You can use your iPhone to play games, find restaurants, even friends. Now, some people in North Texas are using their iPhones to prevent blindness. There’s a tiny part of your retina – …