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Zinc in the Retina May Indicate A New Way to Protect and Regenerate the Optic Nerve in Glaucoma Patients

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Connecting pieces of information by finding a common thread often takes glaucoma researchers in unexpected directions. Zinc is one such thread that joined together different experts at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Their collaboration uncovered surprising information about...

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Research On Retinal Pigment Epithelial (RPE) Cells Promises New Future Treatment for Glaucoma Patients

Posted on February 17, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Scientific research builds its own momentum as one discovery triggers another, building an ongoing wave of unexpected possibilities. In the world of glaucoma, such a surge began when advances in stem cell research opened doors experts had never imagined. With...

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Unique Mapping Device Upgrades Glaucoma Eye Exam to Enhance Individualized Treatment

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

People with glaucoma can only get the most effective treatment when eye doctors can assess what’s happening inside the eye. This sounds obvious, but this task isn’t easy to achieve. Checking eye pressure is one tool, but it’s not 100%...

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Powerful, Transformative Research: An Interview with Shaffer Prize Winner Dr. Richard Libby

Posted on February 03, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

We are honored to introduce you to a prominent researcher whose work in glaucoma may one day lead to a cure: Dr. Richard Libby. In February 2017, we honored Dr. Libby with the Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research at...

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New Micro-pump Technology May Offer Glaucoma Patients an Alternative to Eye Drops

Posted on February 02, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

It is no secret that the issues associated with current glaucoma medications can be problematic. Systemic medications carry the risk of side effects, while the current medical treatment of choice, eye drops, has its own drawbacks. Studies show that half...

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A Timeline for Glaucoma Therapy Development: Reality and Risks Of Pharmaceutical Research

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

No one can predict the next big breakthrough in glaucoma treatment, but one thing is certain: A whole lot of experts are searching for ways to make the future better. The more you know about how medications are developed and the...

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Protect Your Kid's Eyes from Injury and Traumatic Glaucoma

Posted on January 26, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Kids are active. They play sports, ride bikes, and explore their world. But with that comes an element of risk, and not always in the way you might expect. Sometimes a fall can have long-term consequences, and what may seem...

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Working Together to Find Biomarkers for Glaucoma Means Lower Risk of Vision Loss

Posted on January 20, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Biomarkers could save lives by finding signs of impending disease or susceptibility to disease before illness actually appears. They also lead the way in personalized medicine by helping researchers develop unique and individualized treatments, based on differences in susceptibility and...

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Promising New Procedure Targets Vascular Changes to Diagnose Glaucoma Early

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

In a world of instant gratification and overnight success stories, it can be difficult to focus on the larger picture, especially if it takes years and years of grueling trial and error. But these attempts are the ones that last,...

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New Nitric Oxide Medication to Reduce Intraocular Pressure Takes on Glaucoma from a New Angle

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Nitric oxide has become a popular dietary supplement—usually in the form of beetroot juice—because it can help improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. As it turns out, nitric oxide also works as a glaucoma treatment. And no, it’s not...

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