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Could Cataract Surgery Be A New Treatment Option for Primary Closed-Angle Glaucoma?

Posted on January 11, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

New data published in October 2016 shows there is a successful, safe, routine surgical procedure that has been restoring eyesight for ages, and it may be the answer to treating primary closed-angle glaucoma (PCAG). Researchers at Queen’s University in Belfast,...

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Innovations in Microinvasive Techniques May Inspire New Pediatric Glaucoma Treatments

Posted on January 06, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

While glaucoma might be thought of as an age-related disease, it is possible for children to develop glaucoma, even as newborns. No one should have to worry about loss of vision, and it is difficult to imagine the lifelong challenge...

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Science Fiction May Hint at Vision-Restoring Prostheses for Glaucoma Patients

Posted on December 30, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Often the only difference between science fiction and scientific fact is the passage of time. Everything from tanks and moon rockets to satellites and nuclear submarines were conjured first in the pages of science fiction stories. One long-standing science fiction...

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Newly Funded Research Promoting Retinal Cell Axon Regeneration is Underway Thanks to NEI's Audacious Goals Initiative

Posted on December 23, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Optic nerve regeneration could be the answer to curing glaucoma, or at least substantially slowing the progression of the disease. Thanks to funding from the National Eye Institute (NEI) Audacious Goals Initiative, there are currently six truly audacious studies being...

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Role of Antioxidants for Future Glaucoma Treatment Possibilities and Patient Options

Posted on December 16, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Adequate nutrition is vital for eye health—a fact that probably won’t come as a surprise considering the number of eye and vision supplements on the market. It’s true that some key antioxidants support your eyes—and many people with glaucoma want...

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New Study Suggests Replacing Damaged Retina Cells By Reprogramming the Müller Glia Could Help Cure Glaucoma

Posted on December 09, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Ever wonder what you have in common with a zebrafish? You might be surprised. Both you and the zebrafish—and in fact all vertebrates—have a certain type of cell in the retina called Müller glia, which stabilizes the environment in and...

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Building the Better Eye Drop for Innovative Glaucoma Treatment

Posted on December 08, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Let's face it: No one likes eye drops. Even the professionals dislike them. “It’s a lousy delivery system,” says Heather Sheardown, a chemical engineer at McMaster University.1 She also has a possible solution for a better system: “If you can...

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Why Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Are Vital for Glaucoma Research and Treatments

Posted on December 02, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

One of the most significant discoveries in regeneration research occurred when scientists learned that mature stem cells could be reprogrammed—turned back into young stem cells—then used to grow any type of new tissue. This revelation changed everything the experts thought...

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Frank Stein and Paul S. May: Devoted to Helping Families Thrive, Supporting People with Low Vision and Finding a Cure for Glaucoma

Posted on December 02, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Frank Stein and Paul May were each known for their depth of character, built from the resolute effort and hopeful outlook they relied upon to rise above challenging circumstances. Throughout good and bad times, they served to encourage people, giving...

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Curing Glaucoma-related Vision Loss with High-contrast Visual Stimulation

Posted on November 16, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Thanks to a new study, researchers are questioning the belief that optic nerve damage is always permanent. In fact, reversing optic nerve damage caused by glaucoma may someday be possible by combining special medication with watching a television program or...

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