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Who Gets Glaucoma? Anyone.

David Mittelstein was 11 when he found out his grandmother was losing her sight to glaucoma, though he didn’t fully understand the implications of the disease until years later.

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What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?

Currently, regular eye exams are the best form of glaucoma prevention. Early detection and careful, lifelong treatment can maintain vision in most people.

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Shaffer International Glaucoma Fellowship Program

The program is named for Dr. Robert Shaffer (1912-2007), the world-renowned glaucoma specialist who started the Shaffer Fellowship in 1961. Glaucoma Research Foundation is a major sponsor of International Glaucoma Fellowship Program.

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Spotlight on Research: Vanderbilt Eye Institute Symposium

For two days in October 2008, researchers collected at Vanderbilt University for a focused symposium entitled “Neurodegeneration in Glaucoma: From Mechanisms to New Treatments.”

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