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Role of Antioxidants for Future Glaucoma Treatment Possibilities and Patient Options

Posted on December 16, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Adequate nutrition is vital for eye health—a fact that probably won’t come as a surprise considering the number of eye and vision supplements on the market. It’s true that some key antioxidants support your eyes—and many people with glaucoma want...

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New Study Suggests Replacing Damaged Retina Cells By Reprogramming the Müller Glia Could Help Cure Glaucoma

Posted on December 09, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Ever wonder what you have in common with a zebrafish? You might be surprised. Both you and the zebrafish—and in fact all vertebrates—have a certain type of cell in the retina called Müller glia, which stabilizes the environment in and...

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Building the Better Eye Drop for Innovative Glaucoma Treatment

Posted on December 08, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Let's face it: No one likes eye drops. Even the professionals dislike them. “It’s a lousy delivery system,” says Heather Sheardown, a chemical engineer at McMaster University.1 She also has a possible solution for a better system: “If you can...

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Why Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Are Vital for Glaucoma Research and Treatments

Posted on December 02, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

One of the most significant discoveries in regeneration research occurred when scientists learned that mature stem cells could be reprogrammed—turned back into young stem cells—then used to grow any type of new tissue. This revelation changed everything the experts thought...

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Frank Stein and Paul S. May: Devoted to Helping Families Thrive, Supporting People with Low Vision and Finding a Cure for Glaucoma

Posted on December 02, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Frank Stein and Paul May were each known for their depth of character, built from the resolute effort and hopeful outlook they relied upon to rise above challenging circumstances. Throughout good and bad times, they served to encourage people, giving...

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Curing Glaucoma-related Vision Loss with High-contrast Visual Stimulation

Posted on November 16, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Thanks to a new study, researchers are questioning the belief that optic nerve damage is always permanent. In fact, reversing optic nerve damage caused by glaucoma may someday be possible by combining special medication with watching a television program or...

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New Contact Lens Technology Could Change the Lives of Glaucoma Patients and Their Doctors

Posted on November 16, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

For glaucoma patients, the morning routine may never be the same. Why? No more eye drops. Instead, glaucoma patients could potentially insert drug-dispensing contact lenses and get on with their day. Thanks to Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the...

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Research into Nerve Growth Factor for Glaucoma Offers New Hope for Treatment

Posted on November 08, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

When the eye doctor tells Sarah she has glaucoma, it's a shock. Sarah hadn't even suspected a problem -- she only went to the doctor for a normal vision exam. Her diagnosis results in weeks spent struggling with suffocating anxiety...

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Chris Wilmoth and the Power of Family in Fighting Juvenile Glaucoma

Posted on September 13, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Over the last summer, while getting ready to start 8th grade—that last year before high school comes rushing in—Chris Wilmoth was hurt playing basketball with his CYO team. A twisted ankle led to a bad fall which caused a broken...

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