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]

Survey for Individuals Living with Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration

We hope this message finds you well. Prevent Blindness is helping VOZ Advisors, a consulting firm that specializes in patient advocacy and engagement during the drug development process. They are currently working with a global biopharmaceutical company to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and experiences faced by individuals living with neovascular age-related macular degeneration [Read More]