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Inspired Giving: The Lea Family

Posted on April 09, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Chris and Heather Lea had their first child last August, in New York City, in the midst of a pandemic. Three months later, they learned their baby girl had congenital glaucoma in both eyes. “We were so scared,” says Chris. “It was a pretty big shock.”

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EyeFAQ: Can Experiencing High Levels of Stress affect Glaucoma?

Posted on February 18, 2021 by Davinder S. Grover, MD, MPH

Stress can affect the body in many ways. Stress can make shoulders tense, cause neck pain, and cause sleep problems. Stress can affect the functioning of all aspects of your body. We can’t always control the stressors in our lives,...

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Eye Health Tips from a Glaucoma Specialist

Posted on February 04, 2021 by Andrew G. Iwach, MD

Vision is a complicated process by which images captured by the eye are interpreted by the brain. Our eyes work with our brains to interpret the sizes, shapes, and colors in the world around us. But because the eye's structure...

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See You Soon! Safely Visit Your Glaucoma Care Team and Protect Your Vision Today

Posted on January 13, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

COVID-19 remains a serious concern for everyone. But we know that, as a glaucoma patient, you are also worried about your vision. Your eye doctor is too! Glaucoma is progressive and without regular examinations and careful adherence to your care...

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Three Steps to Better Eye Health in 2021

Posted on January 11, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, a great opportunity to spread the word about a disease that affects more than 3 million people in the United States.

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EyeFAQ Roundup January 2021

Posted on January 06, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

The EyeFAQ series of videos are presented by Glaucoma Research Foundation to answer frequently asked questions about glaucoma. Leading ophthalmologists answer questions from patients about traumatic glaucoma, natural childbirth and glaucoma, how vision loss is defined and measured, and why...

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Catalyst for a Cure Researchers Discover Clue to How to Protect Neurons and Encourage Their Growth

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Researchers in the Catalyst for a Cure (CFC) Vision Restoration team funded by Glaucoma Research Foundation reported in a study published December 14, 2020 in PNAS (The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) that by inhibiting a particular family...

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EyeFAQ Roundup October 2020

Posted on November 06, 2020 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

The EyeFAQ series of videos are produced by Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) to answer frequently asked questions about glaucoma. Leading glaucoma specialists answer questions from patients about medication side effects, whether working long hours at a computer makes glaucoma worse,...

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Researcher Spotlight: Anna La Torre, PhD

Posted on October 14, 2020 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Anna La Torre grew up in Campdevanol, a small village close to the Pyrenees in Catalonia. She enrolled in the University of Barcelona to study biology, and began her scientific career driven by curiosity. Specifically, how organisms build themselves from...

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Donor Spotlight: Maureen Farrell

Posted on October 14, 2020 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Sometimes when we're faced with adversity and feel powerless to make a difference, the path forward lies in what we already know how to do. For Maureen Farrell, whose daughter, Fionna, was diagnosed with glaucoma when she was just 10,...

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