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The Genetics of Glaucoma

Genetic factors are considered to play a key role in all major forms of glaucoma. In recent years the curtain that has blocked our view of the genetic cause of glaucoma has begun to lift, ushering in a new era in our understanding of the fundamental causes of glaucoma.

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Why Do I Need a Visual Field Test?

The visual field test is a subjective measure of central and peripheral vision, or "side vision" and is used by your doctor to diagnose, stage and follow your glaucoma.

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Interview with Tonia Rex, PhD

GRF awarded Dr. Tonia Rex the 2012 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research for her project investigating the effectiveness of a neuroprotective therapy in a model of inherited glaucoma.

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