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How to Know If You're at Risk for Glaucoma

Posted on March 13, 2018 by Constance O. Okeke, MD, MSCE

Glaucoma is a worldwide problem that can lead to blindness. It is especially problematic because there are often no symptoms in its early stages and although certain groups are at higher risk than others, everyone, at any age, is at...

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New Medical Therapies Offer Hope for Glaucoma Patients

Posted on March 06, 2018 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness, is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive vision loss. Today, more than 3 million Americans are living with glaucoma, and this number is expected to double...

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7th Annual Glaucoma 360 Advances Glaucoma Innovation through Collaboration

Posted on February 28, 2018 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

More than 50 companies and institutions were featured during a full day of presentations, panels, and discussions with leaders from start-up companies, industry executives, ophthalmic experts, venture capitalists, and the FDA.

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New Dual Action Glaucoma Medication Promising for Glaucoma Patients

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Alan Mendelsohn, MD

Whenever a new Apple product is released, the media hype is immense and people will camp out for days just to be the first to own one. Ophthalmology is never going to be as interesting as iPhones but in our...

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A Remarkable Legacy - Robert and Virginia Shaffer

Posted on January 01, 2018 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Robert N. Shaffer, MD founded Glaucoma Research Foundation in 1978. He was a pioneer in the field of glaucoma and an outstanding teacher and mentor to young doctors. His proudest professional accomplishment was the establishment of the annual Shaffer Fellowship...

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Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum: Highlighting Innovation and Collaboration

Posted on December 18, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation will be hosting Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum in San Francisco on February 9, 2018. Now in its 7th year, this unique meeting highlights promising and innovative advances in glaucoma and unites clinicians with leaders in medicine,...

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Donor Spotlight: Roberta Kameda

Posted on December 18, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

When Roberta Kameda took her daughter Samantha to a routine eye exam, an optometrist noticed she had high pressure in one of her eyes. Samantha was only in the 8th grade. When she was diagnosed with glaucoma, it was a...

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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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