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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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Stem Cell Therapy for Glaucoma - Are We There Yet?

There is great interest among glaucoma patients, scientists and doctors alike, in discovering regenerative therapies for the optic nerve and translating them from the laboratory to the clinic — and stem cell therapy is one of several promising approaches being studied.

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Dr. John Flanagan Joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board and Continues Shaffer Grant Research

Dr. Flanagan joined the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors in April 2017. He is also the Dean and Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences at UC Berkeley. It was natural for both GRF and Dr....

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Glaucoma Research Foundation Celebrates Public Launch of The Cure is in Sight Campaign during Annual Dinner

The 2017 Annual Dinner welcomed more than 120 guests including the GRF Board of Directors, donors, and volunteers.

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7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Glaucoma Doctor Visit

Preparing for your visit is key to having a good doctor's office visit. Read these tips from glaucoma specialist Dr. Oluwatosin Smith.

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Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty as Primary Glaucoma Therapy

SLT is an in-office procedure that reduces eye pressure in patients with glaucoma. The laser is applied through a special contact lens to the drainage system of the eye.

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