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New Priorities for Glaucoma Research

Posted on September 01, 2018 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma is a complex disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive vision loss. Currently, there is no way to restore vision lost to glaucoma. At Glaucoma Research Foundation, our mission is to cure glaucoma and restore...

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Impact of GRF Shaffer Grants: Catalyzing the Careers of Glaucoma Researchers

Posted on June 18, 2018 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation Shaffer Grants present a unique opportunity for investigators to pursue innovative ideas in the spirit of high risk/high reward scientific discovery. An emphasis is placed on projects that explore new ideas in the realm of glaucoma research....

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Niki's Story: Putting a Positive Spin on her Glaucoma

Posted on May 21, 2018 by Niki De Lara

Whatever curves life throws at us, I believe one must always make the best out of a situation; there is always a positive side. After my experiences with uveitis, glaucoma, operations, sight loss, medicine routines, and changing ways of life,...

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Living with Glaucoma: Tonian McDonald's Personal Story

Posted on April 03, 2018 by Tonian C. McDonald

In 2016 while completing my law degree in Jamaica, I had a unique and strange headache. The pain was on and off, but the headache seemed to center around my eyes. As a busy student, I chose to ignore it....

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What Does Braille Have to Do With Glaucoma?

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Jasmyn Polite

In my personal experience with having glaucoma and being visually impaired, at some point in my life, I will have to use Braille. When I was a young child, I thought that Braille didn’t apply to me and it was...

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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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