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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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EyeFAQ Roundup September 2020

Posted on September 30, 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 medications and surgery, diet and exercise, marijuana and other alternative treatments, correlations with...

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Glaucoma Care in the Age of COVID-19 - The Patient Perspective

Posted on July 14, 2020 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Over the course of the past several months, Glaucoma Research Foundation has heard from many patients and eye care professionals who had concerns about glaucoma care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Statewide shutdowns impacted regularly scheduled eye exams, access to prescription...

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Telemedicine: Promising Future for Glaucoma Management

Posted on June 19, 2020 by Lama Al-Aswad, MD, MPH

Telemedicine has a lot of potential to help in glaucoma. Population studies have shown that more than 50% of people in different populations have undiagnosed glaucoma. So you could think of tele-glaucoma as a way to improve access to care....

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Akorn Employees Raise $50,000 for Glaucoma Research Foundation

Posted on June 04, 2020 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Akorn’s generous donation included support from an employee giving program during Glaucoma Awareness Month in January 2020.

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New Edition of Glaucoma Booklet is Definitive Resource for Patients

Posted on May 05, 2020 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

The new 2020 edition of Glaucoma Research Foundation's booklet for patients "Understanding and Living with Glaucoma" is available for download from our website now. This definitive resource for glaucoma patients has been re-written, re-organized, edited, and reviewed for medical accuracy...

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Ask the Expert: Alternative Therapies for Glaucoma

Posted on April 22, 2020 by Shan Lin, MD

At the first annual Glaucoma Patient Summit I presented information about alternative therapies for glaucoma. There are numerous potential alternative therapies for glaucoma. I talked about marijuana (it does lower eye pressure, but the duration is limited, side effects can...

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Promising Glaucoma Research and the Path to a Cure

Posted on April 21, 2020 by Yvonne Ou, MD

Dr. Yvonne Ou summarizes recent advances in glaucoma research and highlights some of the most innovative and promising approaches to diagnosing glaucoma, curing glaucoma, and restoring vision.

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Foundation's New Horizons Forum Provides Vision for 2020

Posted on April 07, 2020 by Andrew G. Iwach, MD

The 2020 New Horizons Forum at Glaucoma Research Foundation’s Glaucoma 360 provided a full day of presentations and discussions, from visionary leaders of start-up companies, industry executives, ophthalmic experts, venture capitalists, and FDA representatives. The core topic was glaucoma, but...

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