Macular Degeneration

  • Vanderbilt University

    Grant strengthens Brantley’s vision research efforts

    Milam Brantley Jr., M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, recently received a $500,000 grant from the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation Awards Program in Macular Degeneration Research to further his work on age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Read More

    Feb 16, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    My Southern Health: Lower the risk of macular degeneration

    Macular degeneration is common in people older than 55, but lifestyle influences who gets i Read More

    Dec 15, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Regenerative visual neuroscience effort launched

    Vanderbilt University has launched a regenerative visual neuroscience initiative to develop new ways of treating — and restoring sight to — people who have been blinded by glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and eye injuries. Read More

    Oct 2, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Metabolic profiling of vision loss

    A panel of metabolites – small molecules that are part of metabolic processes – that are unique to macular degeneration will shed light on the disease and aid diagnosis. Read More

    Sep 27, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt ophthalmologist stresses summer eye safety

    Vanderbilt experts suggest parents start early in establishing healthy eye care routines for their children, including babies who also need to wear sunglasses with UV protection. When it comes to damaging sun rays, skin protection is a top priority for many. But there is another area that… Read More

    Jul 17, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Eye disorder’s genetic risk factors come into focus

    An international group of investigators has identified seven new genetic regions associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common cause of blindness in older individuals. Read More

    Mar 7, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Grants help propel glaucoma, macular degeneration research

    Three Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members have been awarded grants from the American Health Assistance Foundation to support their research on glaucoma and macular degeneration — the two leading causes of irreversible blindness in the world. Read More

    Sep 27, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Grants bolster eye research at Vanderbilt

    Research to Prevent Blindness has awarded a grant of $100,000 to Vanderbilt’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases. Read More

    Jul 5, 2011

  • Aliquots – VUMC research highlights

    Aliquots – VUMC research highlights

    RSV prefers stressed cells “Stress granules” – globs of proteins and RNAs – form inside cells in response to environmental stressors and are thought to regulate protein production. Several viruses induce stress granule formation, but the function of these structures during virus replication is not well understood. James Crowe Jr.,… Read More

    Jan 6, 2011