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This year's opening session at the 2015 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting in Denver was all about the National Eye Institute's Audacious Goals Initiative to "regenerate neurons and neural connections in the eye and visual system."
Before ARVO officially began there was a full-day "Imaging in the Eye" Symposium. Neurodegeneration and imaging research are hot topics for the research community and the National Eye Institute. This is good news for all of us focused on glaucoma research, as it points to greater progress in understanding glaucoma and finding better diagnostics and treatments to prevent vision loss.
The Catalyst for a Cure (CFC) research team funded by Glaucoma Research Foundation presented a large number of posters and presentations at ARVO.
Five Audacious Goals Initiative grants were announced at ARVO. The first was on "Addressing Technical Needs and Opportunities for Imaging the Visual System" and one of the recipients was CFC scientist Alfredo Dubra, PhD, related to his research on adaptive optics.
Report by Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco, CA.
Last reviewed on February 17, 2017
This article appeared in the September 2015 issue of Gleams.Subscribe