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Listen to these recorded presentations featuring researchers and clinicians working with Glaucoma Research Foundation to help save vision and find a cure for glaucoma.

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"Thank you for these webinars. It gives me hope and comfort to hear up-to-date information about glaucoma from professionals who devote their careers to helping treat, and ultimately, cure this worrisome disease."
- A Glaucoma Patient


"Glaucoma Surgery and Laser Treatments"

Glaucoma Surgery and Laser Treatments (Webinar).

Watch this Innovations in Glaucoma Webinar, "Glaucoma Surgery and Laser Treatments." The 50-minute webinar features a discussion with glaucoma specialists Davinder Grover, MD, MPH and Oluwatosin Smith, MD (both from the Glaucoma Associates of Texas) and Thomas Brunner (President and CEO, Glaucoma Research Foundation). Drs. Grover and Smith discuss current and new glaucoma surgery and laser treatment options and provide answers to frequently asked questions about glaucoma surgery. This 'Innovations in Glaucoma' webinar was presented on July 10, 2020. Read the transcript »


"What's New in Glaucoma Medications?"

Watch this Innovations in Glaucoma Webinar, "What's New in Glaucoma Medications?" The 50-minute webinar features a discussion with glaucoma specialist David Richardson, MD (San Marino Eye) and Thomas Brunner (President and CEO, Glaucoma Research Foundation). Dr. Richardson discusses existing and new medications for treating glaucoma and provide answers to frequently asked questions about glaucoma eye drops. Learn how the new medications are different from existing treatments, and about their potential side effects in this recorded webinar. This 'Innovations in Glaucoma' webinar was presented on June 12, 2020. Read the transcript »


"Glaucoma: What You Need To Know"

Watch this Innovations in Glaucoma Webinar, "Glaucoma: What You Need To Know." The 45-minute webinar features a discussion with glaucoma specialist Ruth Williams, MD (Wheaton Eye Clinic) and Thomas Brunner (President and CEO, Glaucoma Research Foundation). Dr. Williams provides answers to frequently asked questions and tips on understanding and living with glaucoma. She also discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and its current impact on glaucoma patients. This 'Innovations in Glaucoma' webinar was presented on May 15, 2020. Read the transcript »


Research Update: Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Team

Watch this update from the Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Team as they highlight the consortium’s progress toward restoring vision lost from glaucoma. Funded by Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco, the goal of the Catalyst for a Cure (CFC) Vision Restoration Initiative is to better understand what specifically causes vision loss in glaucoma and then to identify targeted interventions for protecting and restoring the neurons responsible for vision. Hosted by David J. Calkins, PhD, Chair of the Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Initiative Scientific Advisory Board. This 'Innovations in Glaucoma' webinar was presented on April 27, 2020.


"Tips for Glaucoma Patients during COVID-19"

This recorded 'Innovations in Glaucoma' webinar from April 2, 2020 features Terri Pickering, MD, glaucoma specialist at the Glaucoma Center of San Francisco. Moderated by Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of the Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco, CA. Read the transcript »


"A New Era For Glaucoma" - Lecture by Terri Pickering, MD

Terri Pickering, MD: “A New Era for Glaucoma” -- On October 22, 2019, Dr. Pickering delivered the Weston Glaucoma Research Lecture in Palo Alto, Calif., presented by Glaucoma Research Foundation. The short welcome speech and introduction was from Andrew Iwach, MD, Board Chair, Glaucoma Research Foundation. This 20-minute audio recording of the lecture is made available for educational purposes. Read the transcript »


"The Catalyst for a Cure Initiative to Restore Sight"

"The Catalyst for a Cure Initiative to Restore Sight" is a talk by David J. Calkins, PhD (O'Day Professor and Vice Chair and Director for Research, Vanderbilt Eye Institute) at the Innovations in Glaucoma Forum - New York (The Yale Club of New York City) on May 21, 2019. Hosted by Andrew M. Prince, MD and introduced by Dr. Prince and Thomas M. Brunner (President and CEO, Glaucoma Research Foundation), Dr. Calkins spoke about the Foundation's latest research initiative to restore sight in glaucoma patients who have lost vision. A question-and-answer session follows the lecture by Dr. Calkins.


Webinar: 7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Eye Doctor Visit

This recorded one-hour webinar "What You Want To Know About Glaucoma" from Glaucoma Research Foundation features Oluwatosin Smith, MD (Attending Surgeon, Glaucoma Associates of Texas, and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, UT Southwestern Medical Center). Dr. Smith discusses tips to be better prepared for your next visit to your glaucoma doctor. Recorded August 8, 2017, the webinar is hosted by Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco.


"Personalized Medicine: MIGS and the Future of Glaucoma Treatment"

This recorded "Innovations in Glaucoma" webinar from June 27, 2017 features Malik Y. Kahook, MD, Vice Chair of Clinical and Translational Research and Chief of the Glaucoma Service at the University of Colorado Aschutz Medical Campus. Hosted by Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of the Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco, CA.


"Detecting and Repairing Damage in Glaucoma"

This recorded "Innovations in Glaucoma" webinar from December 2016 features Andrew D. Huberman, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine and a Principal Investigator in the Catalyst for a Cure (CFC) consortium. Dr. Huberman discussed how the CFC team is identifying new biomarkers for glaucoma and its progression. He shared new discoveries in how to repair the injured eye and visual system and the hope for new ways to treat glaucoma and restore vision. Hosted by Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of the Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco, CA.


"Lifestyle Choices and Glaucoma"

This recorded 'What You Want To Know About Glaucoma' webinar from October 2016 features Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD, the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Center for Eye Epidemiology at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute. Learn about how lifestyle choices may impact glaucoma care. Moderated by Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of the Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco, CA.


"Stem Cell Treatment for Glaucoma"

This recorded 'Innovations in Glaucoma' webinar from June 2016 features L. Jay Katz, MD, Director of Glaucoma Service at the Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA. Moderated by Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of the Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco, CA.


"Ready for Your Close-Up: New Imaging Improves Glaucoma Treatment"


On October 8, 2015, Glaucoma Research Foundation presented a one-hour "Innovations in Glaucoma" webinar featuring Alfredo Dubra, PhD and Andrew Huberman, PhD, two members of the Catalyst for a Cure (CFC) Biomarker Initiative. They highlighted the importance of new biomarkers for glaucoma and provided an update on their investigations including the development of specialized imaging equipment to view critical changes in nerve cells. Hosted by Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco.


"Restoring Vision: Retinal Nerve Cell Regeneration"

This recorded webinar from June 2015 features Stuart J. McKinnon, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurobiology at Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC. Moderated by Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of the Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco, CA.


"Advances in Imaging: Detecting Glaucoma Early"

This recorded webinar from December 2014 features Vivek Srinivasan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of California, Davis and Catalyst for a Cure Principal Investigator. Learn the latest innovations in imaging of the retina and optic nerve, and the impact on early diagnosis of glaucoma to prevent vision loss.


"New Clinical and Surgical Options for Glaucoma Patients"

This recorded webinar features Thomas W. Samuelson, MD, Founding Partner of Minnesota Eye Consultants and Adjunct Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota. Moderated by Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of the Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco, CA.


"The Promise of Stem Cells for Treating or Curing Glaucoma."

This one-hour recorded webinar features researcher M. Elizabeth Fini, PhD, Professor and Director, Institute for Genetic Medicine, at the University of Southern California. Dr. Fini is interviewed by Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of the Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco. The webinar was recorded on December 5, 2013.


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Last reviewed on July 30, 2020

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