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Posted: 5/1/2016

MEDIA INVITATION: Press conference by webcast  

Whole eye transplant and other eye research advances  

from the ARVO 2016 Annual Meeting



Monday, May 2, 10:00 – 10:55am Pacific DST


The Annual Meeting of the Association for Research inVision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is the largest gathering of eye and visionresearchers in the world, with over 11,000 attendees from more than 75countries.

This Meeting showcases cutting-edgeeye and vision science and an early glimpse into the latest advances inpotential treatments for eye disease and blindness — often years ahead of theirintroduction to the clinic.    


Major funders of eye and vision research being presented at the ARVOAnnual Meeting:

·         Paul Sieving, MD, PhD, FARVO, Director, NationalEye Institute

·         Brian Hofland, PhD, President, Research toPrevent Blindness

·         Stephen Rose, PhD, Chief Science Officer, FoundationFighting Blindness

·         Robert Read, Department of Defense VisionResearch Program (part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs)

Presenters and researchers will be available for interview.


Join us to hear about the latestresearch on

·         Eyediseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy,glaucoma

·         Stemcell therapy to restore vision

·         Genetherapy to restore vision

·         Imagingtools for the eye

·         Prostheticdevices to restore vision

·         Battlefieldtreatments for eye injuries

·         Explorationinto whole eye transplantation


·         Live online: Register as a virtualattendee

·         In person: Apply for a press badge

ARVO 2016 AnnualMeeting

Room 6E,Washington State Convention Center

705 Pike Street,Seattle, WA 98101

Phoenix research labs