2 From Our Co-Founder 3 From Our Executive Director 4 MVRF Research Update 6 From an MVRF Researcher 7 Believing is Seeing 20/20 Campaign 8 Blink, Blink and Open Wide: The Role of Retinal Imaging in Treating Eye Disease 10 11 MVRF is Keeping an Eye on Clinical Trials Statins and AMD: Recent Research 12 SupportSightSM Program 14 There is Life After Vision Loss 16 Tips to Help Maintain Independence Despite Visual Impairment 18 Vision Research Funders Meeting 20 Tribute Giving 21 Sudoku 22 In Memoriam: Walter and Tomasina Fontanella 23 Recipe for Good Eye Health The Newsletter of the Macula Vision Research Foundation IN THIS ISSUE WHAT’S NEW AT MVRF? • • • Funding Visionary Research SupportSightNEWS SM Spring/Summer 2016 Thanks to you, we exceeded our goal for our Believing is Seeing 20/20 Campaign in February Find out how you can get involved in a clinical trial Our SupportSightSM Seminars in Alabama and Arizona were a huge success - on to the Mid-Atlantic Region! 100% of every dollar you donate goes directly to research