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The Robert N. Shaffer Glaucoma Lecture

Since 1980, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has presented a named lecture in honor of pioneering glaucoma specialist Robert N. Shaffer, MD in conjunction with their annual meeting.

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Innovative Research to Find a Cure

“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.” — Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO

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Researcher Spotlight: Derek Welsbie, MD, PhD

Dr. Derek Welsbie’s patients know him as a skilled and compassionate glaucoma doctor. They may not know that he is also a dedicated researcher focused on restoring vision in glaucoma patients.

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