Introducing the Vision and Neurodevelopment Laboratory

August 15, 2019 We are pleased to announce Krista Kelly, Ph.D. as Director of the Vision and Neurodevelopment Laboratory! Dr. Krista Kelly received her Ph.D. from York University in 2014 before joining the Retina Foundation of the Southwest as a …

Measuring the Release of A Therapeutic Drug in a Controlled Lab Setting

August 2, 2019 Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has multiple stages of progression. The “dry” form is characterized by yellow deposits called drusen, that grow in size and number, leading to dimmed or distorted vision. There are currently no treatments for …

Retina Foundation Asks Kids to ‘Just Dance’ for Research Study

July 31, 2019 The Retina Foundation is an international leader in research on lazy eye, the most common cause of visual impairment in children. A new treatment we are working on in collaboration with Mayo Clinic has the goal of …

FFB Pledges $300,000 to Support Dr. Yi-Zhong Wang’s Artificial Intelligence/ Deep Machine Learning Project

July 19, 2019 Yi-Zhong Wang, Ph.D., Scientific Director, Macular Function Laboratory, is working to achieve automatic and accurate identification of defects in the structure of patients’ retinas by applying deep machine learning method. Over the past year, using a cutting-edge …

What Does “Blindness” Really Mean?

May 20, 2019 Jenny Schisler has retinitis pigmentosa. Jenny wants to spread awareness of what having a visual impairment really means to her and others affected by retinal degenerative diseases. By Jenny Schisler There was recently a viral image of …

Discovering New Therapies for AMD

May 13, 2019 The Molecular Ophthalmology Laboratory, under the direction of Dr. Karl Csaky, Managing & Medical Director at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest, is studying live cell cultures to investigate new potential drug treatments for age-related macular degeneration …

Retina Foundation Completes $3.7M Capital Campaign

April 8, 2019 The Retina Foundation of the Southwest acquired and renovated a new clinical research center in Dallas, Texas thanks to tremendous help from the Board of Directors and generous support from foundations, companies, and individuals. Join us at …

Eight New Volunteers Join Board of Directors

April 1, 2019 The Retina Foundation of the Southwest is pleased to announce the on-boarding of eight new Board members, who recently joined 19 existing members to oversee our efforts and ensure that we are working efficiently to advance our …

Pediatric Lab Sees 10,000th Patient!

March 18, 2019 Since 1982, the Retina Foundation of the Southwest has been researching pediatric eye conditions to help infants and children with lazy eye, crossed eyes, cataracts, and other conditions. On March 18, 2019, our 10,000th patient completed his …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 CAROLINE ROSE HUNT (FILE PHOTO)   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 …

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 …