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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 “…

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month!

Each January, the National Eye Institute (NEI) sponsors National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Many people don’t know that glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages. The only way to find out if you have glaucoma is to get a comprehensive dilated eye…

Get excited for a very special event! 

The awards ceremony for The Greenberg Prize, which takes place on Monday, December 14 at 7pm EST at www.endblindness2020.com, is just days away.   Please join us on Monday, December 14, 2020 at the awards ceremony for The Sanford and Susan Greenberg…

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month!

More than one million people per year are affected by an eye injury and 90% of these injuries could have been prevented had the individuals been wearing protective eye wear.  During this month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Eye Doctors around the country encourage everyone to protect their eyes from accidental injury. Some…

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.

Guest Lecturer

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…