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]

Free Webinar: Therapeutic Targets for Dry AMD

David Boyer, M.D. – Therapeutic Targets for Dry AMD October 3, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. EDT Registration:   https://bit.ly/45FfFdB   The Foundation Fighting Blindness, the global leader in driving research for treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, will host a free webinar on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET. During the [Read More]

IZERVAY™, is the Second Treatment Approved by the FDA for Geographic Atrophy 

IZERVAY™ reduced the rate of GA progression at the 12-month primary endpoint across two Phase 3 clinical trials. IZERVAY slowed loss of photoreceptors and disease progression as early as six months. Astellas Pharma Inc.  announced on August 5, 2023 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved IZERVAY™ (avacincaptad pegol intravitreal solution) for the [Read More]

Prevent Blindness Accepting Applications For New ASPECT Program

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. Individuals with vision impairment or blindness are welcome to participate, as well as allies (i.e. parents or guardians, care partners, nonprofit representatives, multidisciplinary clinicians, eye care providers, [Read More]