Glaucoma News

New Research From Grf-Funded Investigators Reports Discovery Of New Type Of Neuron In The Eye

New Research from GRF-funded Investigators Reports Discovery of New Type of Neuron in the Eye

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The discovery of how intricate networks of blood vessels in the eye and brain are formed could inspire new treatments for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and stroke.
David S. Friedman, Md, Phd, Mph Joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board Of Directors

David S. Friedman, MD, PhD, MPH joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors

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“David Friedman is a distinguished ophthalmologist and a leader in glaucoma clinical care, research, and education,” said Thomas Brunner, President and CEO, Glaucoma Research Foundation.
Award-Winning Author Kristin Smedley Will Deliver Keynote At Glaucoma Research Foundation 2024 Patient Summit

Award-winning author Kristin Smedley will deliver Keynote at Glaucoma Research Foundation 2024 Patient Summit

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The sixth annual Patient Summit will bring together patients, caregivers, and vision experts for inspiration, information, and insight on living with glaucoma.
Grf Honors Optics Pioneer, Charles Munnerlyn, Phd, And Judith Munnerlyn At Annual Gala

GRF Honors Optics Pioneer, Charles Munnerlyn, PhD, and Judith Munnerlyn at Annual Gala

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Judy and Charles Munnerlyn were honored to recognize their extraordinary contributions to improving vision for people around the world.
Glaucoma Research Foundation Establishes Strategic Advisory Council

Glaucoma Research Foundation establishes Strategic Advisory Council

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The prestigious group brings together key industry leaders and members of the corporate community dedicated to glaucoma patient care.
Tracy M. Valorie Joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board Of Directors

Tracy M. Valorie joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors

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Glaucoma Research Foundation has elected Tracy M. Valorie, BS, MBA to its Board of Directors.
Glaucoma Research Foundation Awards 2024 Shaffer Prize To Myoungsup Sim, Phd

Glaucoma Research Foundation Awards 2024 Shaffer Prize to Myoungsup Sim, PhD

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“Being recognized by the Shaffer Prize has validated the significance of my research project and its potential to advance our understanding of glaucoma,” Dr. Sim said.
Glaucoma Research Foundation Releases Informational Audiobook For Glaucoma Patients In Collaboration With Braille Institute Of America

Glaucoma Research Foundation Releases Informational Audiobook for Glaucoma Patients in Collaboration with Braille Institute of America

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The free glaucoma audiobook, narrated by Bianca Beach, is available for patients and their families to listen, download, and share.
Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $2.5 Million In Grants To Cure Glaucoma

Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $2.5 Million in Grants to Cure Glaucoma

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“This is the largest annual research budget in our 46-year history,” said Thomas M. Brunner, GRF President and CEO.
World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week

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The Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco joins eye health organizations and eye care professionals worldwide for World Glaucoma Week each year in March.
Faces Of Glaucoma Campaign (January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month)

Faces of Glaucoma Campaign (January is Glaucoma Awareness Month)

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January is national Glaucoma Awareness Month in the United States.
“Solving Neurodegeneration 2” Catalyst Meeting Convenes Neuroscience Experts In Boston

“Solving Neurodegeneration 2” Catalyst Meeting Convenes Neuroscience Experts in Boston

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“Our goal for this meeting was to spark some new ideas and approaches to solving neurodegeneration.”
Elite Paratriathlete Amy Dixon Delivers Keynote At Glaucoma Research Foundation’S 2023 Patient Summit

Elite Paratriathlete Amy Dixon Delivers Keynote at Glaucoma Research Foundation’s 2023 Patient Summit

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Visually impaired professional triathlete Amy Dixon was the keynote speaker at our 2023 Patient Summit.
The 2023 Shaffer Grants For Innovative Glaucoma Research

The 2023 Shaffer Grants for Innovative Glaucoma Research

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GRF’s $50,000 grants initiate creative research ideas.
Where To Find Credible Information About Glaucoma

Where To Find Credible Information About Glaucoma

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Receiving a Glaucoma diagnosis can be scary, especially if you don’t know much about it. Here’s where you can find accurate and credible information.
2023 Shaffer Research Prize Awarded To Dr. Rachel Wang Kuchtey And Dr. Lev Prasov

2023 Shaffer Research Prize Awarded to Dr. Rachel Wang Kuchtey and Dr. Lev Prasov

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The Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research recognizes grant recipients whose projects best exemplify the pursuit of breakthrough ideas to better understand and cure glaucoma.
Glaucoma Research Foundation Launches Catalyst For A Cure Initiative To Prevent And Cure Neurodegeneration

Glaucoma Research Foundation Launches Catalyst For A Cure Initiative to Prevent and Cure Neurodegeneration

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The groundbreaking collaborative research program will explore common characteristics of glaucoma and Alzheimer’s.
Eyes On Glaucoma Raises $1,000 For Glaucoma Research Foundation

Eyes On Glaucoma Raises $1,000 for Glaucoma Research Foundation

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“Eyes On Eyecare” is dedicated to furthering research worldwide by providing clinical and career education to younger optometrists and ophthalmologists.
Innovative Research To Find A Cure

Innovative Research to Find a Cure

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At Glaucoma Research Foundation, we share your sense of urgency to do all we can to speed the pace of discovery for a cure for glaucoma.
Glaucoma Research Foundation Honors And Celebrates Glaucoma Innovators At 2022 Annual Gala

Glaucoma Research Foundation Honors and Celebrates Glaucoma Innovators at 2022 Annual Gala

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“Glaucoma 360 honorees Ronald Fellman, MD, David Calkins, PhD, and Steven and Michele Kirsch have inspired us each in their own unique way,” said GRF Board Chair Andrew Iwach, MD.
Glaucoma Research Foundation Salutes Dr. Percy Julian In Honor Of Black History Month

Glaucoma Research Foundation Salutes Dr. Percy Julian in Honor of Black History Month

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In honor of Black History Month, Glaucoma Research Foundation recognizes Dr. Julian and urges everyone, especially African Americans, to be tested for glaucoma.
Akorn Employees Raise $50,000 For Glaucoma Research Foundation

Akorn Employees Raise $50,000 for Glaucoma Research Foundation

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“We realized we could support people actually looking for a cure. And then we said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could fund a scientist?’”
$1.7 Million Awarded In 2021 For Research Grants

$1.7 Million Awarded in 2021 for Research Grants

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Glaucoma Research Foundation announces a total of $1.7 million in annual research grants to support 13 investigators at prestigious colleges and universities across the United States.
2021 Shaffer Prize For Innovative Glaucoma Research Awarded To Pete Williams, Phd

2021 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research Awarded to Pete Williams, PhD

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The Shaffer Prize, presented annually by Glaucoma Research Foundation, recognizes a researcher whose project best exemplifies the pursuit of innovative ideas in the quest to cure glaucoma.
2021 Virtual Gala Honors Leaders In Glaucoma Innovation

2021 Virtual Gala Honors Leaders in Glaucoma Innovation

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Ophthalmology industry leader Ramin Valian, Vice President, Glaucoma and Reimbursement US at Allergan, was honored at the Glaucoma 360 Virtual Annual Gala on January 29, 2021.