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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

Important update on the CyPass Micro-Stent: On August 29, 2018, Alcon announced an immediate, voluntary market withdrawal of the CyPass Micro-Stent from the global market and advised surgeons to immediately cease further implantation with the CyPass Micro-Stent. Alcon's decision and...

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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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The Possible Connection Between Zika and Glaucoma And How To Prevent It

Posted on April 07, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

As if we haven't heard enough about the Zika virus, now we have a study from Yale University researchers in Brazil showing that, in addition to the known risks of birth defects, infants exposed to the virus before birth can...

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New Research Can Help Find Solutions to the Challenge of Glaucoma in Developing Countries

Posted on April 06, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma in developing countries represents a significant health crisis. The great majority of people in developing countries aren’t ever tested for glaucoma, so diagnosis and treatment are rare. And if they are diagnosed, they often can’t pay for medication, assuming...

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Growing Up With Glaucoma: Michelle Cochrane Talks with Glaucoma Research Foundation About Her Diagnosis, Treatment, and Lifestyle

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Back in August, 2016, Michelle Cochrane wrote a deeply moving and enlightening blog post about her experience as a young person with glaucoma. What follows is a shortened version of that post, as Michelle shares her story with Glaucoma Research...

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New Research Suggests A Breakthrough In Understanding Normal Tension Glaucoma

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Mention the word “glaucoma” and most people immediately think “high eye pressure.” But glaucoma is more of an umbrella term than a specific disease, and it covers multiple conditions with common traits. High eye pressure is just one of those...

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Combining Drugs and Devices To Create Higher Quality Glaucoma Treatments

Posted on March 24, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Many people think that glaucoma treatment begins with drug therapy and progresses to surgery. Sometimes that is right, but not always. While it is true that medication is often the first treatment option—especially when the disease is caught early enough—surgery,...

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Dr. Tonia Rex Leads the Way With EPO Treatments That Fight Optic Nerve Degeneration From Glaucoma

Posted on March 23, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Dr. Tonia Rex is a PhD and Associate Professor working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She and her colleagues at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute have worked to fight glaucoma for years-and will continue to work as long...

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