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Exercise Helps Prevent Vision Loss
July 3, 2020

Our Bradley Gelfand, PhD, has found what he believes is the first experimental evidence that exercise can slow or prevent macular degeneration.

Jayakrishna Ambati, MD
A Recognition of Great Work on Macular Degeneration
September 1, 2018

Congratulations to our Jayakrishna Ambati, MD, who has received the 2018 RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Research in the field of age-related macular degeneration. The condition is a leading cause of vision loss in people age 50 or older. The award was established by Research to Prevent Blindness…

Jayakrishna Ambati, MD, and Nagaraj Kerur, PhD, have discovered the trigger for the damaging inflammation that causes macular degeneration.
New Hope in the Battle Against Macular Degeneration
December 1, 2017

Macular degeneration robs millions of people of their sight, and now we know what triggers the inflammation that causes it. That raises the exciting possibility we can stop it. Our Jayakrishna Ambati, MD, (at left in the picture) and Nagaraj Kerur, PhD, have identified a specific enzyme that triggers the…