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Interview: G. Baker Hubbard III, MD

G. Baker Hubbard III, MD specializes in vitreoretinal surgery, and his practice includes both adult and pediatric vitreoretinal disorders. Dr. Hubbard’s primary research interest is in characterizing the clinical manifestations of pediatric retinal disorders and their treatment outcomes. He is a practicing Professor of Ophthalmology at the Emory University School of Medicine. You can reach him through […]


Facebook Groups to Help You Connect to a Larger Network of Coats Disease Families

The power of the internet to connect patient families of Coats’ Disease is something that is an important value for our foundation. On our Facebook page, we meet, connect with and share breaking news about Coats Disease with our community. There are plenty of resources we recommend new patients or parents of children with Coats’ Disease […]


Foundations and Resources for Coats’ Disease Families

The Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation was founded in 2006 with a specific focus and mission: to raise funds in support of ongoing research initiatives to one day find the cause and cure of Coats’ Disease. That has manifested into connecting doctors to one another by way of our regular medical conferences and through direct […]


What you need to know about Avastin injections for Coats’ Disease

This information is provided to us by our Board Member and medical advisor, Dr. Arthur Fu of West Coast Retina. What is Avastin? Avastin is also known as Bevacizumab and is made by Genentech. This drug is a special medicine that blocks a receptor found on blood vessels, known as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), that […]


What you need to know about laser therapy for Coats’ Disease

This information is provided to us by our Board Member and medical advisor, Dr. Arthur Fu of West Coast Retina. Describe the laser surgery most commonly performed on Coats’ Disease patients. Most patients who have severe Coats’ disease lose blood flow to the retina. Small blood vessels known as capillaries close, and this leads to higher […]


Letter from our Founder: A Look Into The Future

It is with pride and renewed energy to find the cure for Coats Disease that I write to my fellow patient families, donors, and friends of JMCDF. Thank you for taking time to read on. Did you know that a majority of Americans fear losing their eyesight more than any of their other senses? As […]


Help us build the first and only Coats’ Disease Patient Registry

At JMCDF, our mission is to enable new insights into the study of Coats’ Disease as we continue to push the ball forward towards finding a cure. Over the past 10 years, we have learned a lot about the medical research community and understand some of the challenges researchers face when looking to study the […]


Help us fund the National Tissue Bank for Coats Disease with the Wilmer Eye Institute

In addition to our major efforts towards finding a cure – the Genentech Study and the newly established Patient Registry — we are excited to announce the Jack McGovern Coats Disease Foundation National Tissue Biobank in partnership with the Wilmer Eye Institute. The prestigious Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute has applied to JMCDF for a grant to build the […]