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February is AMD Macular Degeneration Low vision Awareness Month!

February is national age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. AMD is the leading cause of low vision and blindness in Americans age 60 years and older and affects 1.6 million Americans.  As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the rates of AMD are expected to reach “…

Guest Lecturer – Lisa Scott, Ph.D.

Please join us for “Infant Visual Attention and Perceptual Learning: Insights from Measures of Brain and Behavior.”  On Tuesday January 28th, from 12:00 – 1:00pm in R5-265, Academic Research Building with Guest Speaker Lisa Scott, PhD., Professor of Psychology.

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Kari Basso, Ph.D. Director & Scientist Mass Spectrometry Research & Education Center “Quantitative Lipidomics & Proteomics – A Systems Biology Approach to Understanding the Tear film” Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:00 – 1:00 pm LG-101A, McKnight Brain Institute  …

Bioengineering and Machine Learning in the Eye!

The annual Center for Vision Research symposium begins TODAY at NOON in the McKnight Brain Institute auditorium (LG-101A). This conference will focus on the use of artificial intelligence in image and data analysis and on the use of implantable devices for therapy and monitoring. Sub sandwiches and drinks will be…

Gene Treatment for Blindness Wins FDA Approval

Gene Treatment for Blindness Wins FDA Approval Published: April 3rd, 2019 Category: Feature People who have suffered from a certain type of vision loss since childhood may be able to regain their eyesight. The treatment known as Luxtuma, uses a gene delivery process that…

Strategy Prevents Blindness in Mice With Retinal Degeneration

Approach could guide research for inherited blindness treatment in humans The University of Florida, Department of Ophthalmology’s Dr. Ekaterina Lobanova is a leading author on study published in journal Nature Communications suggesting new approach to treat retinal degenerations in humans. More than 2 million people worldwide live with inherited…

Protecting Your Eyes During A Solar Eclipse

The University of Florida, Department of Ophthalmology’s Dr. Jessica Cameron talks about the importance of protecting your eyes during the 2017 solar eclipse. To watch the informative video, produced by UFHealth, please click here. To watch the TV-20 interview, please click here.

Savoring the Little Things

Michelle Wilder of Live Oak doesn’t take a single one of these actions for granted. There was a time in her life when each one required painstaking concentration or was simply impossible. A lifetime of vision problems and two failed corneal transplants left Wilder nearly blind until a Boston Keratoprosthesis,…