Opportunity for People Affected by Geographic Atrophy

For persons with Geographic Atrophy due to Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration: Lagrippe Research is inviting three individuals diagnosed with Geographic Atrophy to participate in our upcoming discussion. We are also interested in speaking with family members / loved ones that assist and support people who have been diagnosed with GA. The research’s purpose is to [Read More]

Call for New Applicants for ASPECT Patient Engagement Program at Prevent Blindness

The application period is now open for all who wish to participate in the  ASPECT (Advocacy, Support, Perspective, Empowerment, Communication, and Training) Patient Engagement Program at Prevent Blindness. We are recruiting individuals with vision impairment or blindness as well as allies (i.e. parents or guardians, care partners, nonprofit representatives, multidisciplinary clinicians, eye care providers, and [Read More]

Where Are We Now?

A Summary of the Past 30 Years of Low Vision Research and Development (An update presented to the International Low Vision Support Group by Director Dan Roberts) Macular Degeneration Support’s International Low Vision Support Group will soon celebrate its 30th year as a leading outreach to people affected by macular degeneration and other diseases leading [Read More]

First Human Eyeball Transplant Accomplished

Eye specialists at New York University Langone Health have announced success with the first transplantation of a complete human eyeball. High-voltage lineman Aaron James, 46, lost his eye in an electrocution accident on June 10, 2021. His multiple surgeries included a partial face transplant, during which the surgeons decided to also replace his eye. This [Read More]