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Vision Rehabilitation Therapies for Living with Glaucoma

Posted on May 25, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma-related vision loss is traumatic. It can mean relearning skills and changing your lifestyle. This can be frustrating, but it does not have to be an ultimatum. By obtaining the services of a certified vision rehabilitation therapist, you will be...

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Exosomes in the Retina Could Be Used To Treat Glaucoma

Posted on May 19, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Exosomes are what doctors and biologists call microvesicles—tiny spheres of cellular membrane that cells use to communicate with each other. Exosomes are secreted and received by most cells within the body, and carry everything from genetic material and cellular signals...

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Making Glaucoma Treatment Even Easier With Sustained Release Medication

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Traditional eye drops, while the go-to medication option for glaucoma patients, still have lots of room for improvement. Dosing regimens can be difficult to manage or remember, irritation or redness can occur, and much of the medication gets blinked away...

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Newly Approved Glaucoma Treatment is First to Uniquely Target the Suprachoroidal Space of the Eye

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

New treatments for glaucoma are constantly being researched, with scientists always on the lookout for parts of the eye that are affected and new ways to administer treatment. In October 2016, the first microstent to lower eye pressure by increasing...

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Polymer Ring Drug Delivery System for Non-invasive Treatment in Early Glaucoma Patients

Posted on May 05, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial in slowing or preventing progression of glaucoma. This can be especially tricky, since medication compliance can be difficult for patients, and doctors often prefer not to use surgical procedures until other treatment options have...

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Looking at the Cost and Quality of Generic Prostaglandin Analogs in Glaucoma Treatment

Posted on May 04, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Prostaglandin analogs (PGAs) are the first treatment choice for many glaucoma patients, but rising drug prices mean they’re not always a viable option. Many patients might consider purchasing generic PGAs to help solve this problem, but not all products are...

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Using Cataract Surgery to Treat Glaucoma Could Be the Next Step to a More Effective Treatment for PCAG

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

The two leading causes of blindness across the world are cataracts and glaucoma. They are both age-related degenerative eye diseases that are often seen in the same patients, either as part of the same aging processes, or as a rare...

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The 2017 Congressional Briefing: Addressing Proposed Budget Cuts and What It Means for Glaucoma Research Funding

Posted on April 24, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Last month, as part of World Glaucoma Week, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) held its 2017 congressional briefing: Translating Glaucoma Therapy from Bench to Bedside. Participating organizations including the American Glaucoma Society, the Optometric Glaucoma Society,...

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New Research Has The Potential to Improve Quality of Life Through Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Posted on April 21, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Surgery has always been an option for glaucoma patients, but the concept can be frightening and the procedure can be complicated. However, an exciting new option is fast finding ground in the glaucoma community. An alternative set of procedures called...

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Fighting Back Against Glaucoma: Donor and Glaucoma Patient Jerrold Keilson Discusses Volunteering and Glaucoma Research Foundation

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Jerrold Keilson has had a long career working in foreign aid and diplomatic programs to improve basic education around the world. He’s worked to give young people the opportunity to learn, to better their lives, and to improve their communities....

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