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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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Innovative Research Leading To A Cure

Innovative Research Leading to a Cure

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Through the Shaffer Grants, Glaucoma Research Foundation invests in a wide variety of projects that increase scientific understanding of glaucoma.
Growing Up With Glaucoma: Michelle Cochrane Talks With Glaucoma Research Foundation About Her Diagnosis, Treatment, And Lifestyle

Growing Up With Glaucoma: Michelle Cochrane Talks with Glaucoma Research Foundation About Her Diagnosis, Treatment, and Lifestyle

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“I am about to share with you something very personal, something that I didn’t want people to know until a few years ago.”
Exploring Treatment Options For Glaucoma: Medications, Laser Treatments, And Surgeries

Exploring Treatment Options for Glaucoma: Medications, Laser Treatments, and Surgeries

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Based on a number of factors, your glaucoma doctor will recommend the right treatment for you. This article discusses some of those treatment options.
Making Glaucoma Treatment Even Easier With Sustained Release Medication

Making Glaucoma Treatment Even Easier With Sustained Release Medication

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Sustained-release medication can increase patient compliance and result in a drug delivery system that is less inconvenient and more efficient.
Role Of Antioxidants For Future Glaucoma Treatment Possibilities And Patient Options

Role of Antioxidants for Future Glaucoma Treatment Possibilities and Patient Options

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Since oxidative stress is associated with damage to the optic nerve in glaucoma, you may wonder whether you should be increasing the antioxidants in your diet.
The Consequences Of Undiagnosed Glaucoma And How To Avoid Them

The Consequences of Undiagnosed Glaucoma and How to Avoid Them

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Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” because people who have the disease do not see or feel anything unusual until there is irreversible nerve damage and vision loss.
Getting Help If You Have Low Vision

Getting Help If You Have Low Vision

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Some glaucoma patients have lost significant vision, making some desired activities difficult.
Getting The Most Out Of Your Treatment

Getting the Most Out of Your Treatment

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What questions should you be prepared to ask your doctor to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your treatment?
Zinc In The Retina May Indicate A New Way To Protect And Regenerate The Optic Nerve In Glaucoma Patients

Zinc in the Retina May Indicate A New Way to Protect and Regenerate the Optic Nerve in Glaucoma Patients

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Connecting pieces of information by finding a common thread often takes glaucoma researchers in unexpected directions.
Polymer Ring Drug Delivery System For Non-Invasive Treatment In Early Glaucoma Patients

Polymer Ring Drug Delivery System for Non-invasive Treatment in Early Glaucoma Patients

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Using an insert, it should be possible to deliver a consistent dose of medication to the eye while reducing the initial sting or burn, with less of the medication lost to the tear duct or sinuses.
Looking At The Cost And Quality Of Generic Prostaglandin Analogs In Glaucoma Treatment

Looking at the Cost and Quality of Generic Prostaglandin Analogs in Glaucoma Treatment

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Prostaglandin analogs (PGAs) are often the first treatment choice for many glaucoma patients, but rising drug prices mean they’re not always a viable option.
Catalyst For A Cure Biomarker Initiative: A Game Changer In The Fight To Protect Vision

Catalyst for a Cure Biomarker Initiative: A Game Changer in the Fight to Protect Vision

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“Two clinical trials are underway for vision restoration,” says Dr. Huberman. “These trials would not be possible without the identification of new biomarkers.”
Catalyst For A Cure Research Progress: Biomarker Initiative

Catalyst for a Cure Research Progress: Biomarker Initiative

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Glaucoma Research Foundation established the Catalyst for a Cure Biomarker Initiative to help glaucoma patients preserve their vision.
Using Cataract Surgery To Treat Glaucoma Could Be The Next Step To A More Effective Treatment For Pcag

Using Cataract Surgery to Treat Glaucoma Could Be the Next Step to a More Effective Treatment for PCAG

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There is evidence that the lens extraction and replacement method used for cataract treatment may be a viable option for primary closed-angle glaucoma as well.
February Is Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month

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For the millions of people who currently live or will live with low vision, the good news is, there is help.
Fighting Back Against Glaucoma: Donor And Glaucoma Patient Jerrold Keilson Discusses Volunteering And Glaucoma Research Foundation

Fighting Back Against Glaucoma: Donor and Glaucoma Patient Jerrold Keilson Discusses Volunteering and Glaucoma Research Foundation

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“Everyone is confronted with obstacles in their life, and how you respond to those obstacles will reflect how you overcome them.” — Jerrold Keilson
New Research Can Help Find Solutions To The Challenge Of Glaucoma In Developing Countries

New Research Can Help Find Solutions to the Challenge of Glaucoma in Developing Countries

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Glaucoma in developing countries represents a significant health crisis.
New Research Suggests A Breakthrough In Understanding Normal Tension Glaucoma

New Research Suggests A Breakthrough In Understanding Normal Tension Glaucoma

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Researchers are still in the early stages of exploring how this information can be turned into new glaucoma treatments.
A Guide To Sunglasses

A Guide to Sunglasses

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Glaucoma can make eyes highly sensitive to light and glare, with some glaucoma medications exacerbating the problem even further.
Low Vision Tips For Living With Glaucoma

Low Vision Tips for Living with Glaucoma

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If you or someone close to you has low vision due to glaucoma or another eye disease, here are some simple tips to help continue living an active daily life.
Dr. Tonia Rex Leads The Way With Epo Treatments That Fight Optic Nerve Degeneration From Glaucoma

Dr. Tonia Rex Leads the Way with EPO Treatments That Fight Optic Nerve Degeneration from Glaucoma

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“I am a researcher because I am driven to understand disease in order to treat it and be able to help people.” – Tonia Rex, PhD
Low Vision Tip: Portable Electronic Magnifiers

Low Vision Tip: Portable Electronic Magnifiers

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For patients with visual impairments, a common problem is small print access.
Glaucoma In Asian Populations

Glaucoma In Asian Populations

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East Asians experience the highest rate of blindness in the world from one of the two most common types of glaucoma.
Biomarkers And Drug Discovery: Jeffrey L. Goldberg, Md, Phd

Biomarkers and Drug Discovery: Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD

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Dr. Goldberg talks about the Catalyst for a Biomarker Imitative and its impact on glaucoma research.
Does Your Child Have Glaucoma?

Does Your Child Have Glaucoma?

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In this article we share some things that you can do to be on the lookout for glaucoma in children.