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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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Neurodegeneration Explained

Neurodegeneration Explained

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What is neurodegeneration? And how will discoveries related to it affect people with glaucoma?
Catalyst For A Cure: Meet The New Team Of Investigators

Catalyst for a Cure: Meet the New Team of Investigators

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The Catalyst for a Cure Initiative to Prevent and Cure Neurodegeneration.
Fourth Catalyst For A Cure Tackles Neurodegeneration

Fourth Catalyst for a Cure Tackles Neurodegeneration

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Made possible by visionary donors, Glaucoma Research Foundation’s latest research initiative targets the shared roots of conditions that occur when neurons deteriorate and die.
Meet Renaissance Innovators Ted And Melza Barr

Meet Renaissance Innovators Ted and Melza Barr

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The Catalyst for a Cure Initiative to Prevent and Cure Neurodegeneration is the inspiration of longtime GRF supporters Ted and Melza Barr.
Catalyst For A Cure: A Synergistic Approach To Scientific Research

Catalyst for a Cure: A Synergistic Approach to Scientific Research

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Dr. John G. Flanagan discusses recent discoveries that could cure glaucoma based on key research accomplishments from 20 years of Catalyst for a Cure.
Study: Black Glaucoma Patients Six Times More Likely To Have Advanced Vision Loss Than White Patients

Study: Black Glaucoma Patients Six Times More Likely to Have Advanced Vision Loss than White Patients

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A study by US researchers compared levels of sight loss in patients with a new diagnosis of primary open-angle glaucoma.
“Solving Neurodegeneration” White Paper Publication Results From Innovative Research Collaboration

“Solving Neurodegeneration” White Paper Publication Results from Innovative Research Collaboration

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Research paper summarizes the most important common elements that characterize progression in neurodegeneration and hope for new therapies to help patients with these devastating diseases.
Glaukos Receives Fda 510(K) Clearance Of The Istent Infinite Migs Device

Glaukos Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance of the iStent Infinite MIGS Device

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MIGS founder announces the first-ever micro-invasive implantable device for standalone glaucoma treatment.
Can Working On A Computer Affect My Glaucoma?

Can Working on a Computer Affect My Glaucoma?

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No strong evidence suggests excessive use of digital technology is a glaucoma risk factor. However, prolonged computer, tablet, cell phone, and other digital device use can lead to eye strain.
Endoscopic Laser Treatment

Endoscopic Laser Treatment

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Endoscopic laser surgery is used to treat both open-angle and angle-closure glaucoma.
Protecting Retinal Ganglion Cells

Protecting Retinal Ganglion Cells

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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.
I’M Allergic To My Glaucoma Eye Drops. Is This Common?

I’m Allergic to My Glaucoma Eye Drops. Is This Common?

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While it’s uncommon for people to have an allergic reaction to eye drops, it can happen.
The Robert N. Shaffer Glaucoma Lecture

The Robert N. Shaffer Glaucoma Lecture

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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.
When People With Glaucoma Should Avoid Allergy And Decongestant Medications

When People With Glaucoma Should Avoid Allergy and Decongestant Medications

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Some allergy medications include ingredients that can cause pupil dilation resulting in a condition called acute angle-closure glaucoma.
What Is Considered Normal Eye Pressure?

What Is Considered Normal Eye Pressure?

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Eye pressure can vary hourly, daily, and weekly. Measuring your intraocular pressure (IOP) during eye exams provides an important indication of your eye health.
Can Exercise Lower Eye Pressure?

Can Exercise Lower Eye Pressure?

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Exercise for glaucoma patients can be beneficial. Research has shown that regular exercise lowers intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma patients.
Glaucoma Medication Manufacturers

Glaucoma Medication Manufacturers

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A number of medications are currently in use to treat glaucoma.
Pilot Project Grants Fill Critical Gap

Pilot Project Grants Fill Critical Gap

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Pilot project grants support new and promising ideas in the field of glaucoma research.
Collaborative Research Is Speeding Progress Toward A Cure

Collaborative Research is Speeding Progress toward a Cure

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When Glaucoma Research Foundation first launched Catalyst for a Cure in 2002, our bold idea was to recruit the most promising young researchers from different fields to work collaboratively.
Glaucoma Warning Signs

Glaucoma Warning Signs

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Some people may have early warning signs, but most patients will not notice any vision loss until the disease is at a late stage.
Summertime Tips

Summertime Tips

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For many people summertime means travel, warm weather and outdoor activities. For those with glaucoma, the summer season can present new challenges.
People Making A Difference:  Robert Stamper, Md

People Making a Difference: Robert Stamper, MD

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“There is no question: We are moving closer to the goal line — a cure for glaucoma.” – Bob Stamper, MD
Do Lifestyle Choices Affect Glaucoma?

Do Lifestyle Choices Affect Glaucoma?

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Patients with glaucoma want to help themselves and save their sight in any way they can beyond medications and surgery.
Cataract Surgery And Glaucoma

Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma

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A number of factors affect the decision of whether to surgically remove cataracts in the patient with glaucoma.
¿Qué Vitaminas Y Nutrientes Ayudan A Prevenir Que El Glaucoma Se Agrave?

¿Qué vitaminas y nutrientes ayudan a prevenir que el glaucoma se agrave?

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Un estudio reciente parece indicar que una dieta abundante en vegetales de hojas verdes puede disminuir el riesgo de glaucoma.