OMRF scientists have identified a compound that could give birth to therapies for a host of eye diseases.
Searching for light in the darkness
Mustang woman lives with rare autoimmune disease
Leah Campbell lost her sight to an unknown illness. Then it stole her ability to move. Could doctors stop the mystery disease before it took her life? Leah Campbell’s days begin about the time the sun rises. After waking and having breakfast, she answers dozens of emails. Often, she composes just as many new […]
OMRF receives $1.57 million to investigate retinal degeneration
Scientists will study an enzyme that might slow or stop the eye disease.
Diabetes is on the rise in our country and, for millions, a daily struggle to keep under control. With approximately 1.4 million new cases diagnosed each year, it is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, amputations and heart attacks. OMRF scientists are undertaking novel research about the effects of diabetes on the heart and […]
Veg Out, See Better?
Illustration: Doug Chayka We all know regular servings of food from our gardens are important for good health. Now, a new research project at OMRF aims to show how a chemical found in a host of vegetables could help prevent vision loss. With a four-year grant from the National Eye Institute, Dr. Scott Plafker […]