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Learn more about Glaucoma Research Foundation’s mission, the innovative research that is changing the medical landscape, and the many Vision Advocates who are taking a stand against glaucoma.


Newly Approved Glaucoma Treatment is First to Uniquely Target the Suprachoroidal Space of the Eye

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

New treatments for glaucoma are constantly being researched, with scientists always on the lookout for parts of the eye that are affected and new ways to administer treatment. In October 2016, the first microstent to lower eye pressure by increasing...

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Polymer Ring Drug Delivery System for Non-invasive Treatment in Early Glaucoma Patients

Posted on May 05, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial in slowing or preventing progression of glaucoma. This can be especially tricky, since medication compliance can be difficult for patients, and doctors often prefer not to use surgical procedures until other treatment options have...

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Looking at the Cost and Quality of Generic Prostaglandin Analogs in Glaucoma Treatment

Posted on May 04, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Prostaglandin analogs (PGAs) are the first treatment choice for many glaucoma patients, but rising drug prices mean they’re not always a viable option. Many patients might consider purchasing generic PGAs to help solve this problem, but not all products are...

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Using Cataract Surgery to Treat Glaucoma Could Be the Next Step to a More Effective Treatment for PCAG

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

The two leading causes of blindness across the world are cataracts and glaucoma. They are both age-related degenerative eye diseases that are often seen in the same patients, either as part of the same aging processes, or as a rare...

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The 2017 Congressional Briefing: Addressing Proposed Budget Cuts and What It Means for Glaucoma Research Funding

Posted on April 24, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Last month, as part of World Glaucoma Week, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) held its 2017 congressional briefing: Translating Glaucoma Therapy from Bench to Bedside. Participating organizations including the American Glaucoma Society, the Optometric Glaucoma Society,...

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New Research Has The Potential to Improve Quality of Life Through Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Posted on April 21, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Surgery has always been an option for glaucoma patients, but the concept can be frightening and the procedure can be complicated. However, an exciting new option is fast finding ground in the glaucoma community. An alternative set of procedures called...

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Fighting Back Against Glaucoma: Donor and Glaucoma Patient Jerrold Keilson Discusses Volunteering and Glaucoma Research Foundation

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Jerrold Keilson has had a long career working in foreign aid and diplomatic programs to improve basic education around the world. He’s worked to give young people the opportunity to learn, to better their lives, and to improve their communities....

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The Possible Connection Between Zika and Glaucoma And How To Prevent It

Posted on April 07, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

As if we haven't heard enough about the Zika virus, now we have a study from Yale University researchers in Brazil showing that, in addition to the known risks of birth defects, infants exposed to the virus before birth can...

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New Research Can Help Find Solutions to the Challenge of Glaucoma in Developing Countries

Posted on April 06, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma in developing countries represents a significant health crisis. The great majority of people in developing countries aren’t ever tested for glaucoma, so diagnosis and treatment are rare. And if they are diagnosed, they often can’t pay for medication, assuming...

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Growing Up With Glaucoma: Michelle Cochrane Talks with Glaucoma Research Foundation About Her Diagnosis, Treatment, and Lifestyle

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Back in August, 2016, Michelle Cochrane wrote a deeply moving and enlightening blog post about her experience as a young person with glaucoma. What follows is a shortened version of that post, as Michelle shares her story with Glaucoma Research...

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