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Home IOP Measurements and Continuous IOP Monitors

If you are a glaucoma patient, it is important for you and your doctor to monitor your intraocular pressure (IOP). Understanding how your individual pressure changes over time can help you feel confident that your treatment is working effectively.

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Spotlight on Research: Dr. Alfredo Dubra's Laboratory at Stanford

Adaptive optics is a technology that was originally proposed to look at the stars. We are using the same technology and applying it to the eye, to capture sharp images of the retina.

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Help for Glaucoma Patients Who Lose Vision

For most glaucoma patients, treatments such as medication and surgery are effective, but in some cases even with the best of care, patients continue to lose vision.

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Why Retinal Ganglion Cells Are Important in Glaucoma

There are over a million retinal ganglion cells in the human retina. These cells are particularly important in glaucoma because they are the cells that are damaged primarily by the disease.

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A Remarkable Legacy - Robert and Virginia Shaffer

Robert N. Shaffer, MD founded Glaucoma Research Foundation in 1978. He was a pioneer in the field of glaucoma and an outstanding teacher and mentor to young doctors. His proudest professional accomplishment was the establishment of the annual Shaffer Fellowship...

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