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Glaucoma affects an estimated 67 million people worldwide. The Glaucoma Research Foundation supports new, novel and high-impact clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research.
The projects we choose to fund target one or more of our strategic research goals, with an emphasis on collaborative pilot projects. For over 30 years, the Glaucoma Research Foundation has funded innovative research. And we will continue to lead the way in research until a cure is found.
Our strategic research goals are: to protect and restore the optic nerve, to accurately detect glaucoma and monitor its progression, to find the genes that cause glaucoma, to understand intraocular pressure and develop better treatments, and to determine the risk factors for glaucoma damage.
An esteemed group of Scientific Advisors evaluates all grant applications and determines which projects the Glaucoma Research Foundation will fund each year. All of our scientific advisors volunteer their time and expertise, helping to ensure that the Foundation invests in the most promising research in the fight against glaucoma.
In addition to our strategic goals, a set of core values serves to guide the grant selection process. Projects we fund will reflect these core values in the following areas:
Last reviewed on October 29, 2017
This article appeared in the September 2010 issue of Gleams.Subscribe