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Retinal Changes Offer Clues about Brain Pathology of Schizophrenia

Tracking changes in the eye’s retina may help doctors provide more effective treatment for people with schizophrenia, according to researchers at Rutgers University and Mount Sinai’s New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. A link between vision problems and schizophrenia is well established, with as many as 62 percent of adult patients with schizophrenia experiencing visual

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Advisory Board Meeting during ARVO 2015

We organized an advisory board meeting during ARVO 2015, which brought retina specialists and industry leaders and experts from around the world together, to discuss Retina Global’s work, and how we can work together to help make a difference. The meeting was organized at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver on May 2, 2015. (Thanks

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Visit to Belize

This project has been made possible by a grant from Allergan Foundation. Driving to BCVI’s National Eye Clinic BCVI’s National Eye Clinic BCVI’s National Eye Clinic Belize City Pouring rain in Belize City An ROP baby being examined in the clinic Discussing the outcomes of the exam with the mother Discussing the outcomes of the

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Visiting Burundi in March

This project has been made possible by a grant from Alcon Foundation. Dr Bond, Carolyn Bond, Dr John Cropsey & Dr Raj Agrawal City of Bujumbura View of the mountains from Bujumbura Bikers driving down the mountains loaded with goods Bikers heading back up the mountains clinging on to trucks Patients in the waiting area

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Back from Burundi

Our President & CEO, Dr Raj Agrawal, returned from Burundi yesterday, after a successful 5 days of work in the country, becoming the first retinal surgeon ever to perform surgeries in the history of the country, Dr Raj saw more than 100 patients and operated on 8 cases during his visit. He also met Dr

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Visit to Burundi

We are visiting Burundi this coming week, from Mar 16 to 20, to work with Dr John Cropsey and his team, in the eye hospital in Kibuye. Dr Cropsey, with his wife Jessica and their kids, Elise, Micah & Sam, now lives and works in Kibuye, Burundi. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Institute

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Rosemary may have a beneficial effect for patients with Age-related macular degeneration and Retinitis Pigmentosa

Scientists at the Del E Web Center for Neuroscience, Aging, and Stem Cell Research, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, California, have found that carnosic acid (CA), present in rosemary extract, may potentially have clinical application to diseases affecting the outer retina, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Read more…