Glaucoma Articles

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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Impact Of Grf Shaffer Grants: Funding Important Research Discoveries

Impact of GRF Shaffer Grants: Funding Important Research Discoveries

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Research outcomes from past Shaffer Grant recipients demonstrate the impact of this funding in catalyzing the growth, sustainability, and productivity of glaucoma research laboratories across the US.
Recall: Cypass Micro-Stent Withdrawn Amid Concerns Of Endothelial Cell Loss

Recall: CyPass Micro-Stent Withdrawn Amid Concerns of Endothelial Cell Loss

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August 29, 2018 — Alcon has issued a voluntary global recall of the CyPass microstent, effective immediately.
Carla Siegfried, Md: Innovative Glaucoma Research

Carla Siegfried, MD: Innovative Glaucoma Research

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“I became interested in glaucoma because I liked the long-term aspect of it. It is through that long-term relationship that we can really get to know our patients and help them.” — Carla Siegfried, MD
Glaucoma Research Foundation Grant Leads To Major Breakthrough In Neuron Regeneration

Glaucoma Research Foundation Grant Leads to Major Breakthrough in Neuron Regeneration

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Study indicates treatment using insulin may restore vision in glaucoma patients.
Impact Of Grf Shaffer Grants: Catalyzing The Careers Of Glaucoma Researchers

Impact of GRF Shaffer Grants: Catalyzing the Careers of Glaucoma Researchers

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Glaucoma Research Foundation Shaffer Grants present a unique opportunity for investigators to pursue innovative ideas in the spirit of high risk/high reward scientific discovery.
President’S Report From Arvo 2018

President’s Report from ARVO 2018

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ARVO is the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
Niki’S Story: Putting A Positive Spin On Her Glaucoma

Niki’s Story: Putting a Positive Spin on her Glaucoma

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“Whatever curves life throws at us, I believe one must always make the best out of a situation; there is always a positive side.” – Niki De Lara
New Drug Rhopressa Now Available For Open-Angle Glaucoma

New Drug Rhopressa Now Available for Open-Angle Glaucoma

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Rhopressa 0.02% is a novel once-daily eye drop for lowering elevated intraocular pressure.
Generic Medications: Are They The Same?

Generic Medications: Are They the Same?

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Generic drugs work well for most patients, but there are differences compared to the brand name products.
Glaucoma And Driving Ability

Glaucoma and Driving Ability

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Concerns about driving often come up with glaucoma and may be brought to the doctor’s attention by the patient or a family member.
Tips On Transferring Your Eye Care To A New Doctor

Tips on Transferring Your Eye Care to a New Doctor

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What will your new doctor need to know to take over management and treatment of your glaucoma?
Genetic Testing In Glaucoma

Genetic Testing in Glaucoma

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Glaucoma is a complex disease resulting from a mix of genetic and environmental factors. Family history is an important risk factor for glaucoma.
Can I Have Laser Vision Correction?

Can I Have Laser Vision Correction?

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Laser refractive surgery is not prohibited for glaucoma suspects or glaucoma patients. With multiple choices now available for refractive correction, both patients and physicians have more options.
Dr. James Brandt On New Horizons In Glaucoma Drug Delivery

Dr. James Brandt on New Horizons in Glaucoma Drug Delivery

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James D. Brandt, MD co-moderated the session “New Horizons in Glaucoma Drug Delivery” with Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD at the 7th annual Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum in San Francisco.
Catalyst For A Cure 2018 Research Progress Report

Catalyst for a Cure 2018 Research Progress Report

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Biomarkers can provide physicians with better tools to diagnose and manage glaucoma before vision is lost, as well as accelerate better treatments for glaucoma.
Dr. Janey Wiggs: Update On Genetic Research For Glaucoma

Dr. Janey Wiggs: Update on Genetic Research for Glaucoma

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We talked with Dr. Janey Wiggs, a scientific advisor for Glaucoma Research Foundation, at the AAO 2017 meeting in New Orleans about what’s new in genetic research for treating glaucoma.
Eye Anatomy

Eye Anatomy

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To understand glaucoma, it is important to have an idea of how the eye works and the different parts of the eye.
Glaucoma Worldwide: A Growing Concern

Glaucoma Worldwide: A Growing Concern

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The worldwide prevalence of glaucoma is increasing. This is due in part to the rapidly aging population.
Cataracts And Glaucoma

Cataracts and Glaucoma

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Both cataracts and glaucoma can be a natural part of the aging process. Many people over 60 may have both.
How To Know If You’Re At Risk For Glaucoma

How to Know If You’re at Risk for Glaucoma

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One way to help prevent vision loss from glaucoma is to make sure you get regular eye examinations. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical to preserving sight.
Living With Glaucoma: Tonian Mcdonald’S Personal Story

Living with Glaucoma: Tonian McDonald’s Personal Story

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Tonian strives to be a face for change and spread awareness of glaucoma in her country of Jamaica, and around the world.
What Does Braille Have To Do With Glaucoma?

What Does Braille Have to Do With Glaucoma?

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“My advice for the blind community is to be prepared for what life may throw at you and be open to learn new things.” — Jasmyn Polite
New Medical Therapies Offer Hope For Glaucoma Patients

New Medical Therapies Offer Hope for Glaucoma Patients

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“It’s always exciting to have new and effective treatment alternatives available to help patients,” said Andrew Iwach, MD.
African Americans And Glaucoma

African Americans and Glaucoma

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After cataracts, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in African Americans. Half of those with glaucoma don’t know they have it.
2018 Glaucoma Research Update: Dr. Andrew Huberman’S Laboratory

2018 Glaucoma Research Update: Dr. Andrew Huberman’s Laboratory

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Andrew Huberman, PhD is a principal investigator in the Catalyst for a Cure Biomarkers Team funded by Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco, CA.