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Research Updates


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Protecting Retinal Ganglion Cells

This article summarizes published findings from Catalyst for a Cure (CFC1) research scientists and subsequent discoveries by Dr. Rebecca Sappington’s lab at Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.

Photo of 2021 Shaffer Lecturer Dake K. Heuer, MD posing with Andrew Iwach, MD, holding a plaque commemorating his lecture during the AAO Annual Meeting

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 …