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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The Differences Between Glaucoma And Macular Degeneration

The Differences Between Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration

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Glaucoma and macular degeneration are two prevalent eye conditions that can lead to severe visual impairment if not addressed promptly.
Types Of Pediatric Glaucoma

Types of Pediatric Glaucoma

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Glaucoma can affect people of all ages, including infants, children, and young people.
The Connection Between Glaucoma And Other Medical Conditions

The Connection Between Glaucoma and Other Medical Conditions

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Understanding the connections between glaucoma and other health conditions is crucial because it can help doctors identify patients at higher risk of developing glaucoma.
Self-Efficacy And Empowerment

Self-Efficacy and Empowerment

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Access to high-quality information can help patients feel more in control.
2023 Research Update From The Catalyst For A Cure Vision Restoration Team

2023 Research Update from the Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Team

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The Steven and Michele Kirsch Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Initiative (CFC3) is seeking innovative ways to regrow or replace retinal ganglion cells and axons, which make up the optic nerve.
2023 Research Update: Catalyst For A Cure Initiative To Prevent And Cure Neurodegeneration

2023 Research Update: Catalyst for a Cure Initiative to Prevent and Cure Neurodegeneration

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The Melza M. and Frank Theodore Barr Foundation Catalyst for a Cure Initiative to Prevent and Cure Neurodegeneration began their investigations in 2022.
Glaucoma And Your Emotional Well-Being

Glaucoma and Your Emotional Well-Being

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If you have glaucoma, you may be experiencing emotional challenges in addition to the impact of glaucoma on your vision.
Million Dollar Eyes: Bianca Beach’s Glaucoma Story

Million Dollar Eyes: Bianca Beach’s Glaucoma Story

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“I’ve shifted perspective on my eye health. I took something that used to be a negative and turned it in to a positive.”
Alternative Drug Delivery Systems For Glaucoma: A Dropless Future?

Alternative Drug Delivery Systems for Glaucoma: A Dropless Future?

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Currently, there is extensive research and development on “drop-free” or “drop-less” technologies for delivering glaucoma medications to the eye.
What Eye Pressure Is Safe For Me?

What Eye Pressure is Safe for Me?

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The short answer is that “it’s complicated!” This Q&A addresses some common questions.
African Descent And Glaucoma: Unraveling The Genetics Putting A Community At Higher Risk

African Descent and Glaucoma: Unraveling the Genetics Putting a Community at Higher Risk

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Glaucoma occurs about five times more often in African Americans and blindness from glaucoma is about six times more common. In addition to this higher frequency, glaucoma often occurs earlier in life.
Glaucoma: Family Inheritance?

Glaucoma: Family Inheritance?

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Several risk factors can increase a person’s risk of developing hereditary glaucoma.
January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease.
Is There A Safe Stem-Cell Treatment For Glaucoma In 2023?

Is There a Safe Stem-cell Treatment for Glaucoma in 2023?

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Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD reviews recent research progress and explains the potential risks.
Update From The Catalyst For A Cure Vision Restoration Initiative

Update from the Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Initiative

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The Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration team has identified a set of three genes that, when inhibited, improve the survival of optic nerve cells in models of glaucoma.
Smart Contact Lenses Offer Exciting Glaucoma Breakthrough

Smart Contact Lenses Offer Exciting Glaucoma Breakthrough

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Smart contact lenses use tiny sensors to collect data about the pressure inside your eye. They can measure and monitor changes in IOP, or provide on-demand release of glaucoma medication.
The 2022 Weston Lecture: Ahmara Gibbons Ross, Md, Phd

The 2022 Weston Lecture: Ahmara Gibbons Ross, MD, PhD

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“Neuroprotection: A New Path for Glaucoma Patients” was the topic of the 2022 Weston Family Lecture presented virtually on October 27, 2022.
The What, Why, When, And How Of Planned Giving

The What, Why, When, and How of Planned Giving

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This one-hour recorded webinar was first presented on October 14, 2022 by Glaucoma Research Foundation.
The Power Of Connection: Peer Support For Glaucoma Patients And Their Loved Ones

The Power of Connection: Peer Support for Glaucoma Patients and Their Loved Ones

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Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with glaucoma or are learning how to cope, connecting with others can be helpful and powerful.
Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

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Assistive devices and technology can help people with low vision and vision loss to participate in daily activities with minimal impairment.
Tips To Help A Child With Glaucoma In The Classroom

Tips To Help a Child With Glaucoma in the Classroom

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If your child has glaucoma or a child in your classroom has it, you may wonder how the condition affects their ability to learn in school.
Can Glaucoma Affect Contrast Sensitivity?

Can Glaucoma Affect Contrast Sensitivity?

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Contrast sensitivity is the eyes’ ability to identify an object not clearly defined from its background.
Santen Receives Fda Approval For Omlonti For Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

Santen Receives FDA Approval for Omlonti for Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

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The new glaucoma eye drop medication increases drainage through the eye’s conventional outflow pathways via a unique pharmacological action.
Can Diet Affect Glaucoma?

Can Diet Affect Glaucoma?

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Although no studies prove a connection between specific foods and glaucoma, it’s safe to assume that your diet and your overall health can affect the disease.
Tips To Minimize The Side Effects Of Glaucoma Medications

Tips To Minimize the Side Effects of Glaucoma Medications

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If you are experiencing side effects from your glaucoma medications, learn what you can do to reduce or eliminate them.