Video: Supporting eye research at UNT Health Science Center

November 18, 2016

The human eye is a complex and confounding organ that processes light, interprets shapes and allows us to see the world in all its beauty and variety.

Diseases that damage and destroy eyesight can have a devastating effect on a person’s health, independence and quality of life.

At UNT Health Science Center’s North Texas Eye Research Institute (NTERI), more than a dozen scientists are dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of the eye. They are determined to develop new and effective treatments for ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, optic neuritis and dry-eye disease.

To further that research, money raised earlier this week at UNTHSC’s signature fundraising event – “An Evening with a Legend” featuring the classic rock band Chicago – will be directed at NTERI.

“We’re hopeful,” said Roy Ryan, a Health Science Center patient who has age-related macular degeneration. “We believe a cure is coming – if not for me, then for future generations.”

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