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Joelle Hallak, PhD, first became interested in blinding eye diseases after observing the debilitating effects in patients. The majority of people with advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have severe vision loss. While artificial intelligence algorithms shed some light on how the disease can progress, tailored follow-up care and treatments for AMD patients are still lacking. Support from Macular Degeneration Research is helping Dr. Hallak bridge that gap. Read More
How the Immune System Affects Glaucoma
As our aging population continues to increase, so does the number of people suffering from glaucoma each year. While the importance of inflammation is now recognized in the field of glaucoma, how it is triggered and controlled is largely unknown. Read More
Lost and Found: Rescuing Impaired Memory
Remembering where you put your car keys and how to drive home—abilities many of us take for granted—rely on a type of memory called spatial memory. Without spatial memory, these tasks are no longer simple or second nature. This happens to the 60 percent of people with Alzheimer's who lose spatial memory and show wandering behavior. Read More
Joanne Strate's enthusiasm and love of life come across in her writings and the photograph that she shares when telling the story of how she came to support Alzheimer's Disease Research. Read More
Billy and Dovie Lawrence
Billy and Dovie Lawrence have been happily married for more than 50 years, and they have also been loyal supporters of Alzheimer's Disease Research and Macular Degeneration Research since 1987. Read More
*BrightFocus programs are Alzheimer's Disease Research, Macular Degeneration Research, and National Glaucoma Research.
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