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Andrea Epstein: Glaucoma Research Advocate (Video)

Andrea first got involved with Glaucoma Research Foundation when seeking innovative glaucoma treatments on behalf of her husband.

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Gaye Leonard: My Glaucoma Story (Video)

Gaye Leonard shared her personal glaucoma story with us when she attended our annual Glaucoma 360 event in February 2018.

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My Glaucoma Story: Finding the Path from Patient to Vision Advocate

Trinh Green has faced many vision challenges in her life. But that hasn’t discouraged her. Instead, it’s inspired Trinh to become a vision advocate.

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My Glaucoma Story: Rebecca Vilendrer

Rebecca talks about her experiences with glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, and why she supports Glaucoma Research Foundation in our search for a cure.

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Personal Story: Hannah Eckstein

Hannah was diagnosed with glaucoma just a few months after she was born. Now she is 17 and starting college. She talks about her struggles with glaucoma and why she supports Glaucoma Research Foundation in our search for a cure.

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Personal Story: Igor Leal

Igor Leal is a talented singer-songwriter living with glaucoma.

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Vision Advocate: Jerrold Keilson

When Jerrold was diagnosed with glaucoma more than 10 years ago, he wanted to raise awareness and support research toward a cure.

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Judy Huang: My Glaucoma Story

Diagnosed with glaucoma at a relatively young age, Judy's message is to work with your doctor to treat glaucoma before losing vision.

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Janette Marquez Personal Story (Video)

Janette is legally blind from congenital glaucoma, and although she was visually challenged due to her glaucoma from a young age, Janette showed special promise with her musical skills.

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Personal Story: Juanita Herrera

Juanita Herrera has been blind due to complications of congenital glaucoma since she was three years old, but her her hope and optimism are uplifting.

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