It is estimated that up to 15% of glaucoma patients take some form of alternative medication based only on their impression that it will help treat their glaucoma. Are any of these alternative therapies effective?
Glaucoma develops in some patients with a condition called exfoliation syndrome. Also known as pseudoexfoliation, it is caused by the abnormal accumulation of protein in the drainage system and other structures of the eye.
How can we better diagnose or track the progression of glaucoma? The discovery of improved biomarkers for early detection or disease progression has the potential to radically change treatment of glaucoma.
On January 31, GRF's Annual Benefit and Gala launched the 2nd Annual Glaucoma 360, a series of three events uniting medicine, research, industry, and philanthropy with one mission -- to find a cure for glaucoma.
Glaucoma Research Foundation provides seed money for creative pilot research projects that hold promise. We consider it vital to invest funds in new high-impact research that may lead to major government and philanthropic support.