Below is an archive of our past newsletters that you can download and read at your convenience.

For more current information refer to the Discovery Eye blog.

 


springsum15 1Spring Summer 2015

In this issue:

  • Hopeful Horizons
  • RP Stem-Cell Treatment Moves to Clinical Trial
  • Profil – Through a Lens with One Eye Blind
  • Traveling Tails
  • DEF News
  • Everyday Solutions
  • Nutrition
  • Gifts

Download PDF


Winter 2015DEF-Win15-NL

In this issue:

  • The Aging Eye
  • Profile – Surgery for the Surgeon
  • Profile – Circular Thinking
  • Everyday Solutions
  • Nutrition
  • Gifts
  • Upcoming Events

Download PDF


DEF-FALL14-NLETTER 1Fall 2014

In this issue:

  • Depression and Eye Disease
  • Profile: Dr. Kazuo Nihira
  • DEF News
  • Everyday Solutions
  • Nutrition
  • Gifts
  • Upcoming Events

Download PDF


DEF-SPR-SUM_NL14Spring/Summer 2014

In this issue:

  • Monumental Changes: KC and the National Keratoconus Foundation
  • Profile: Joanne Ciesluk
  • Virtual Community
  • DEF News
  • The Amazing, Evolving Contact Lens
  • Nutrition
  • Gifts
  • Vision Legacy

Download PDF


DEF-WIN14 1Winter 2014

In this issue:

  • 2014: The Year of Communication
  • When Good Eyes Go Bad
  • Power in Numbers
  • Profile: Simone Kent
  • Foiling Photophobia
  • DEF News
  • Everyday Solutions
  • Nutrition
  • Vision Legacy

Download PDF


DEF News Thanksgiving 2013 1

Thanksgiving 2013

In this issue:

  • Will CXL Approval in 2014?
  • Pediatric Eye Disease: Research on Cystinosis
  • Parental Guidance?? A father and son’s lifestyle habits to learn about and cope with vision loss
  • Knock on Wood?? How a mother’s immediate actions helped slow the progress of her son’s KC

Download PDF


fall13

Fall 2013

In this issue:

  • Research – Is Corneal Crosslinking for You?
  • Profile – Leslie Dow
  • DEF News
  • Everyday Solutions – How to Apply Eye Drops
  • Technology – Keep Track and Hangout
  • Nutrition – White After Labor Day ( & Before)
  • Culture Corner – Theatre by the Blind
  • Vision Legacy – Today’s the Day

Download PDF


spring13NL 1

Spring/Summer 2013

In this issue:

  • Profile – Dean Lloyd, Esq.
  • DEF News – Look and See
  • Everyday Solutions – New Help for E-Reading
  • Technology – Get on the Bus, Gus
  • Nutrition – So Easy Being Green
  • Vision Legacy – An Ounce of Planning
  • What’s Your Favorite…? – Time to Share

Download PDF


 

Pages from winter13Winter 2013

In this issue:

  • Research – Grappling with Glaucoma
  • DEF News
  • Everyday Solutions – Tips for dealing with vision loss
  • Technology – Apps for low vision
  • Nutrition – Blue by you
  • Vision Legacy – Plan your tax year

Download PDF


Thanksgiving-2012Thanksgiving 2012

In this issue:

  • RP Trials as Soon as 2013 – Treatment for RP moves forward
  • CXL Trials – Collagen crosslinking sites update
  • Google’s Little-Known Accessibility Extensions – Helpful extensions for thos with low vision
  • Set for Sight – Teen raises awareness & funding for keratoconus
  • Threading the Needle Blind – Jewelry artist uses her art to raise money for AMD research

Download PDF


Summer 2012

In this issue:

  • Research – Clinical Research
  • Meet the Researcher – Ronald Gaster, MD, FACS
  • Board Profiles – Jim Hart & Wendy Seretan
  • Lifestyle – Orange Ya Glad?
  • Vision Legacy – We can help with your Estate Planning
  • DEF News
  • Upcoming Events

DEF-SPR-12 1

Spring 2012

In this issue:

  • Research – Translational Research
  • Donor Profile – Jane Krask
  • Lifestyle – The Color Purple
  • Vision Legacy – Spring Planning
  • How to Give – Helping One Month at a Time
  • DEF News
  • Upcoming Events

Download PDF


winter-12 1Winter 2012

In this issue:

 

  • Research – Year of Research
  • Meet the Researcher – M. Cristina Kenney
  • Donor Profile – Sylvia Weisz
  • Lifestyle – Resolve to See
  • Vision Legacy – Estate Planning this Year
  • How to Give – Meaningful Thank You’s
  • DEF News
  • Upcoming Events

Download PDF


DEF-Fall11 1

Fall 2011

In this issue:

  • Research – An Eye on Crosslinking
  • DEF News – Meet Our New Board Member
  • Take Our Survey – Pass the Watermelon
  • Lifestyle?- Good Grains for Good Sight
  • Estate Planning – Giving for Tomorrow
  • Macular Degeneration Partnership
  • National Keratoconus Foundation

Download PDF

 


DEF-Summer11 1

Summer 2011

In this issue:

  • Research – Funding Clinical Trials
  • DEF News – San Diego Vision Symposium
  • Take Our Survey?- Summer Lovin’
  • Lifestyle – Correlation of Vitamin D & AMD
  • Macular Degeneration Partnership – The New 90
  • National Keratoconus Foundation?- 2011 ARVO Meeting

DEF-NL-LateSpr11 1

Late Spring 2011

In this issue:

  • Research Update – DEF’s New Labs inspire research collaboration
  • DEF News -Reaching Out With WebEx  DEF’s latest communication tool
  • Plan Your Giving
  • Lifestyle – AMD Support in Santa Monica
  • Macular Degeneration Partnership – MDP and Braille Institute connect with seniors
  • MDP Profile: Mother, May I?  A daughter sees inspiration in her mother’s AMD adventures
  • National Keratoconus Foundation – Global Doctors Reach Out for NKCF

?Download PDF


 

DEF-NL_Spr11 1

Spring 2011

In this issue:

  • Research Update- Stem Cell Trials Inspire Hope for Treatment of Macular Degeneration
  • DEF News- 2010 Year-End Fundraising Report
  • Plan Your Giving
  • Lifestyle – Say Eye Love You With Chocolate
  • Macular Degeneration Partnership – Profile: The Volunteer Voice: A son-in-law tenders his talents to help those with AMD
  • National Keratoconus Foundation?- Profile: KC Pitch Man

?Download PDF


 

DEF_Thanksgiving2010 1

Thanksgiving 2010

In this issue:?

  • Report from AAO -Drug holds new hope of reducing progression from dry to wet AMD
  • Everyone wins at AARP Vision Pavilion -Details about the annual event
  • Medicare Now Covers Smoking Cessation -Part of the new Affordable Care Act
  • Creating Community Through NKCF & DEF -John Pynoos helps others with KC know they are not alone
  • Caffeine, Energy & Awareness Help E-Tailer Fight Macular Degeneration

Download PDF


 

DEF-FALL10 1

Fall 2010

In this issue:

  • Research Update- Stem Cells Give Hope to Those with Corneal Scarring
  • DEF News?- Global Giving for AMD
  • Lifestyle?- Drink Up! New studies show eye healthy effects of wine, tea
  • Macular Degeneration Partnership- Profile: All in the Family ? Three generations deal with the effects of macular degeneration
  • National Keratoconus Foundation – NKCF gets a spanish website

Download PDF


 

DEF_News_Summer_2010 1

Summer 2010

In this issue:

  • RP Hot Rods -Stem-cell research shows promise in treating retinitis pigmentosa
  • Message from the Medical Director
  • Wedding Bell Benefactors – Couple makes a charitable gift request
  • You’ve Got a Friend – Keep up with DEF on Facebook & Youtube
  • NKCF’s Real & Virtual Community – The growing communities of the KC Link & KC Forum
  • Searching for Sight in Seattle?- AMD offers hope & education

Download PDF

 


 

DEF-News-Spring-2010_FinalforWeb 1

Spring 2010

In this issue:

  • CXL? DEF supports important work on keratoconus treatment
  • Focus:?? Ed Blau, Lawyer to the Stars
  • Message from the Medical Director
  • NKCF Resources Open Eyes -?Reliable and unbiased information from a caring organization
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes -The link between smoking and AMD
  • AMD Partner?s with Braille Institute

Download PDF