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GRF Blog

This is the place for the latest information about our work here at Glaucoma Research Foundation and for current events in the world of eye health. All breakthroughs and insights are made possible through the dedication of researchers, and through the continued financial support and active involvement of the community.

GRF Blog

This is the place for the latest information about our work here at Glaucoma Research Foundation and for current events in the world of eye health. All breakthroughs and insights are made possible through the dedication of researchers, and through the continued financial support and active involvement of the community.

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How Do We See?

Learn how light travels through the eye and how the visual system allows you to see and experience the world around you.

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Five Common Glaucoma Tests

Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision from damage caused by glaucoma.

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What is Secondary Glaucoma?

Secondary glaucoma refers to any form of glaucoma in which there is an identifiable cause of increased eye pressure, resulting in optic nerve damage and vision loss.

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What is Angle-Closure Glaucoma?

This type of glaucoma is also known as acute glaucoma or narrow angle glaucoma. It is much more rare and is very different from open-angle glaucoma in that the eye pressure usually rises very quickly.

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What is Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma?

Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG) is the most common form of glaucoma, affecting about three million Americans. It happens when the eye’s drainage canals become clogged over time.

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Be Prepared: Understanding Glaucoma Risk Factors

Businesses and investors often talk about risk management—the process of identifying, assessing, and controlling threats. The goal of any program isn’t to eliminate all risks, but to understand them better, so you’re better prepared to deal with them.

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