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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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Traumatic Glaucoma

Traumatic glaucoma is any glaucoma caused by an injury to the eye. This type of glaucoma can occur both immediately after an injury to the eye or years later.

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Understand Your Glaucoma Diagnosis

The diagnosis of glaucoma is made when your eye doctor notices a particular type of damage in the optic nerve known as cupping. This diagnostic finding can occur with or without high intraocular pressure.

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Optic Nerve Cupping

Both people with and without optic nerve damage have optic nerve cupping, although those with glaucoma tend to have a greater cup-to-disc ratio. A cup to disc ratio greater than six-tenths is generally considered to be suspicious for glaucoma.

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How Glaucoma Affects the Optic Nerve

The optic nerve is the part of the eye that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. It is located at the very back of the eye just to the nose side of center. It is also the part of the eye that gets injured when someone has glaucoma.

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Laser Iridotomy and Narrow Angles

My eye doctor wants to perform a laser iridotomy on my eye because I have narrow angles. I don’t have glaucoma, so why do I need to have this procedure done?

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Diabetes and Your Eyesight

Diabetes is a complex disease resulting from the inability of the body to produce insulin, a hormone that takes sugar out of the blood and into cells where it can be used for energy.

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Do I Have Cataracts or Glaucoma?

Learn about the difference between cataracts and glaucoma — two of the most common vision-threatening conditions that are both leading causes of blindness worldwide.

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Glaucoma Treatments and Management

The field of glaucoma research has introduced many innovative new treatments over the past several years — from minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries to new drug delivery devices.

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Glaucoma Myths Debunked

There are many misconceptions about glaucoma that can leave you feeling confused or misinformed. We’ve debunked nine of the most common myths about this sight-stealing eye disease.

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