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Researcher Spotlight: Andrew Huberman, PhD

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Andrew D. Huberman, PhD, a neuroscientist at Stanford University, is a member of the Catalyst for a Cure Biomarker Initiative. This unique consortium of four scientists is working collaboratively to develop new, specific and sensitive biomarkers to diagnose and manage...

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The Wittenbergs Honor their Glaucoma Doctor with Inspired Gift to The Cure is in Sight Campaign

Posted on September 15, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

The Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) mission to cure glaucoma is fueled by donations from many sources—much of it from patients, families, and friends touched by the disease. What you might not know is that there are many different ways to...

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

Posted on September 01, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

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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Dr. Elizabeth Fini Receives NIH Funding for Glaucoma Research, Thanks to GRF Shaffer Grant

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) is dedicated to supporting promising research conducted by dedicated scientists. Dr. M. Elizabeth Fini, PhD is an accomplished researcher and director at the University of Southern California Institute for Genetic Medicine. Earlier this year, Dr. Fini...

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A Practical Guide To The Best Medical Research Charities

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

If you’re looking for a medical research charity to support, you probably want to know with confidence that your donation is going to make an impact and help people. Picking a charity can be tough, but once you know what...

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4 Effective Ways To Encourage Medication Compliance in Glaucoma Patients

Posted on June 27, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

A new study published in Seminars in Ophthalmology examines the link between certain patient personalities, lifestyles, and demographics and their predicted adherence to prescribed treatments for glaucoma.

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New Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Can Help Enhance Glaucoma Treatments

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Only a decade or so ago, the idea of using nanotechnology in humans brought up images like the Borg from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The idea that you could change through technology was the thing that made these baddies...

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How Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Normal-Tension Glaucoma Risk

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

People with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), a disorder characterized by repetitive episodes of paused and shallow breathing during sleep, are approximately ten times more likely to develop glaucoma. This is a well-known and well-documented relationship, but the underlying cause...

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Understanding Glaucoma Eye Drops

Posted on June 07, 2017 by Anurag Shrivastava, MD

When patients are diagnosed with glaucoma, one of the most common treatment options is a prescription eye drop medication that lowers eye pressure, which prevents damage to the optic nerve and helps to preserve vision. Several types of drugs lower...

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Better Glaucoma Self Testing: New Technology Will Allow IOP Monitoring At Home

Posted on June 06, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

If you are a glaucoma patient, it is very 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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