Text Size
Donate

Blog

Learn more about Glaucoma Research Foundation’s mission, the innovative research that is changing the medical landscape, and the many Vision Advocates who are taking a stand against glaucoma.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with the latest news about glaucoma, treatments, and research

Microscope

Researcher Spotlight: Derek Welsbie, MD, PhD

Posted on December 03, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Dr. Derek Welsbie's patients know him as a skilled and compassionate glaucoma doctor. What they may not know is that he's also a scientist and principal investigator for Glaucoma Research Foundation's Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Initiative.

Read More »
Document

Life with Glaucoma (A Guide for Patients and Their Loved Ones)

Posted on December 01, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Receiving a glaucoma diagnosis can be frightening. While people living with glaucoma may have to make adjustments, you don’t have to limit your life because of glaucoma. However, living with glaucoma may require increased visits to your eye care team and adherence to medications.

Read More »
Lightbulb

Donor Spotlight: Pat Caulfield

Posted on November 18, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Pat Caulfield was an award-winning kitchen and bath designer for high-end homes in the Baltimore area. She had twenty years of success and loved her job creating beautiful spaces. Then, she had to walk away from it all. “After my...

Read More »
Glasses

Do I Have Cataracts or Glaucoma?

Posted on November 01, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma and cataracts are two of the most common vision-threatening conditions and are leading causes of blindness. Yet, while many people know these conditions exist, they don't always understand how they differ.

Read More »
Eyedrop

Glaucoma Treatments and Management

Posted on October 08, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

The field of glaucoma research has introduced many innovative new treatments over the past several years. In addition, recent advancements in glaucoma care — from minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries to subconjunctival microshunts and new drug delivery devices — have considerably...

Read More »
Eye

Glaucoma Myths Debunked

Posted on September 23, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Knowledge is power. The proverb attributed to Sir Francis Bacon (although it’s also said to be found in Sanskrit) possibly offers one of the most powerful tools for managing chronic health conditions. So it makes sense that patients who understand...

Read More »
Lightbulb

Childhood Glaucoma: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Hope

Posted on August 12, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

When people think of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, they usually associate it with adults, especially older adults. Although rare, pediatric glaucoma—also referred to as congenital glaucoma, pediatric, or infantile glaucoma—occurs in babies and young children.

Read More »
Document

Early Onset and Childhood Glaucoma Genetics

Posted on July 21, 2021 by Lachlan Knight, BHSc, MOrth

Early onset glaucoma is the term often used to describe glaucoma that is diagnosed before the age of 40 years. Childhood glaucoma is a subset of early onset glaucoma, and is the term given to a group of glaucomas that...

Read More »
Eye

Sweet Dreams: The Relationship Between Sleep and Glaucoma

Posted on July 12, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

A good night’s sleep isn’t a luxury — it’s a necessity for a healthy life. We may be at rest physically while we sleep, but our brains are hard at work while we snooze, building and strengthening the neural connections...

Read More »
Lightbulb

Glaucoma and Nutrition: Why What You Eat Matters

Posted on June 16, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

There’s no shortage of diet programs — Paleo, Mediterranean, intermittent fasting — all claiming to be the best option for a healthy life. Research has shown that poor lifestyle choices, including unhealthy diets, contribute to many diseases and that simply...

Read More »