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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Why Retinal Ganglion Cells Are Important In Glaucoma

Why Retinal Ganglion Cells Are Important in Glaucoma

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Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) are particularly important in glaucoma because they are the cells that are damaged by the disease.
Help For Glaucoma Patients Who Lose Vision

Help for Glaucoma Patients Who Lose Vision

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You and your eye doctor share the same goal in the treatment of glaucoma: to preserve as much of your vision as possible, even if the disease progresses over time.
Spotlight On Research: Dr. Alfredo Dubra’S Laboratory At Stanford

Spotlight on Research: Dr. Alfredo Dubra’s Laboratory at Stanford

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“We’re not just trying to achieve some answer in terms of scientific curiosity, but our aim is to really help people who are suffering from this disease.” — Alfredo Dubra, PhD
Home Iop Measurements And Continuous Iop Monitors

Home IOP Measurements and Continuous IOP Monitors

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If you are a glaucoma patient, it is important for you and your doctor to monitor your intraocular pressure (IOP).
A Remarkable Legacy: Robert And Virginia Shaffer

A Remarkable Legacy: Robert and Virginia Shaffer

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Robert Shaffer and his wife Virginia leave behind a remarkable legacy through their generous philanthropic support and lifelong dedication to teaching the next generation of glaucoma specialists.
Scientists Discover New Potential Glaucoma Treatment

Scientists Discover New Potential Glaucoma Treatment

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Vision scientists have discovered that naturally occurring molecules known as lipid mediators have the potential to halt the progression of glaucoma.
Researcher Spotlight: Andrew Huberman, Phd

Researcher Spotlight: Andrew Huberman, PhD

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Researchers like Dr. Andrew Huberman and the other Catalyst for a Cure scientists are focused on stopping blindness from glaucoma.
The Wittenbergs Honor Their Glaucoma Doctor With Inspired Gift To The Cure Is In Sight Campaign

The Wittenbergs Honor their Glaucoma Doctor with Inspired Gift to The Cure is in Sight Campaign

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The Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) mission to cure glaucoma is fueled by donations from many sources—much of it from patients, families, and friends touched by the disease.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty As Primary Glaucoma Therapy

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty as Primary Glaucoma Therapy

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Due to its excellent benefit-to-risk profile, selective laser trabeculoplasty, or SLT, is being offered earlier in the treatment strategy of glaucoma, including as primary therapy.
Dr. John Flanagan Joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board And Continues Shaffer Grant Research

Dr. John Flanagan Joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board and Continues Shaffer Grant Research

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Dr. John Flanagan is actively working on research to discover new ways to treat glaucoma.
High Eye Pressure And Glaucoma

High Eye Pressure and Glaucoma

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Q: I’ve heard that glaucoma is caused by high eye pressure, and that left untreated glaucoma can cause blindness. At what pressure will I go blind?
Dr. Elizabeth Fini Receives Nih Funding For Glaucoma Research, Thanks To Grf Shaffer Grant

Dr. Elizabeth Fini Receives NIH Funding for Glaucoma Research, Thanks to GRF Shaffer Grant

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Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) is dedicated to supporting promising research conducted by dedicated scientists.
A Practical Guide To The Best Medical Research Charities

A Practical Guide To The Best Medical Research Charities

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If you’re looking for a medical research charity to support, you probably want to know with confidence that your donation is going to make an impact and help people.
4 Effective Ways To Encourage Medication Compliance In Glaucoma Patients

4 Effective Ways to Encourage Medication Compliance in Glaucoma Patients

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If patients feel supported in their day-to-day life, adhering to treatment and stopping glaucoma progression will more likely result.
New Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Can Help Enhance Glaucoma Treatments

New Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Can Help Enhance Glaucoma Treatments

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Evidence is building that nanoparticles will prove an excellent drug delivery system, and it won’t be long until this technology reaches patients.
How Sleep Apnea May Contribute To Normal-Tension Glaucoma Risk

How Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Normal-Tension Glaucoma Risk

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By using a new contact lens technology, researchers are hoping to gain new insight into obstructive sleep apnea by continuously monitoring the eye pressure even during sleep cycles.
Jasmyn Polite: My Battle With Glaucoma

Jasmyn Polite: My Battle with Glaucoma

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“I want to teach visually impaired preschoolers everything they will need to prepare them for elementary school. I hope that I can be an inspiration to them.” — Jasmyn Polite
Understanding Glaucoma Eye Drops

Understanding Glaucoma Eye Drops

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In this article, Dr. Shrivastava discusses the five most common types of eye drops prescribed to treat glaucoma.
Better Glaucoma Self Testing: New Technology Will Allow Iop Monitoring At Home

Better Glaucoma Self Testing: New Technology Will Allow IOP Monitoring At Home

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IOP fluctuates constantly, between doctor’s visits and even throughout the day. The more frequently your IOP is measured, the better overall picture your doctor will have of your pressure fluctuations.
A Miniature Retina Camera Test May Diagnose Glaucoma Without Dilating Drops

A Miniature Retina Camera Test May Diagnose Glaucoma Without Dilating Drops

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Researchers say this new imaging technology has the potential to open diagnostic doors for glaucoma patients worldwide.
Vision Rehabilitation Therapies For Living With Glaucoma

Vision Rehabilitation Therapies for Living with Glaucoma

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Vision rehabilitation therapists teach adaptive living skills to allow their patients to handle a variety of everyday activities, often with the use of assistive technology.
Innovative Teleglaucoma Programs Open The Door To Establishing Remote Glaucoma Screening In Developing Countries

Innovative Teleglaucoma Programs Open the Door to Establishing Remote Glaucoma Screening in Developing Countries

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Researchers are working to overcome challenges to develop pilot teleglaucoma clinics in developing countries.
Exosomes In The Retina Could Be Used To Treat Glaucoma

Exosomes in the Retina Could Be Used To Treat Glaucoma

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Recently, the National Eye Institute released an optimistic report stating that exosomes secreted by stem cells are protective to the retina.
Combining Drugs And Devices To Create Higher Quality Glaucoma Treatments

Combining Drugs and Devices To Create Higher Quality Glaucoma Treatments

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Medication is often the first glaucoma treatment option, especially when the disease is caught early enough, but surgery, implants, or laser treatment are often combined with medications.
Managing Your Glaucoma: A Long And Winding Road

Managing Your Glaucoma: A Long and Winding Road

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Making healthy choices, seeing your eye doctor for check ups, and following your recommended course of treatment will help you to continue to live your life fully.