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Glaucoma Myths Debunked

Glaucoma Myths Debunked

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There are many misconceptions about glaucoma that can leave you feeling confused or misinformed. We’ve debunked nine of the most common myths about this sight-stealing eye disease.
September Is Healthy Aging Month: Tips For Healthy Vision

September is Healthy Aging Month: Tips for Healthy Vision

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See well for a lifetime: here are some tips to maintain healthy vision as you age.
National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15.
Hispanic Americans And Latinos At Increased Glaucoma Risk

Hispanic Americans and Latinos at Increased Glaucoma Risk

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A study conducted by a group researchers indicated that open-angle glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness among Hispanics over 40 years of age.
Grf Holds Catalyst Meeting: Solving Neurodegeneration

GRF Holds Catalyst Meeting: Solving Neurodegeneration

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Neurodegeneration occurs when neurons — the building blocks of the central nervous system — deteriorate and die, eroding essential capabilities, such as vision or cognition.
Childhood Glaucoma: Diagnosis, Treatment, And Hope

Childhood Glaucoma: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Hope

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Pediatric glaucoma occurs in babies and young children.
Early Onset And Childhood Glaucoma Genetics

Early Onset and Childhood Glaucoma Genetics

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Early onset glaucoma is the term often used to describe glaucoma that is diagnosed before the age of 40 years.
Sweet Dreams: The Relationship Between Sleep And Glaucoma

Sweet Dreams: The Relationship Between Sleep and Glaucoma

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A good night’s sleep isn’t a luxury — it’s a necessity for a healthy life. People with glaucoma need to consider where they lay their heads when it’s time for sleep.
Glaucoma And Nutrition: Why What You Eat Matters

Glaucoma and Nutrition: Why What You Eat Matters

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Following a healthy diet isn’t a magic bullet and can’t prevent glaucoma, but there are benefits to eating certain foods and avoiding others if you are one of the many people living with glaucoma.
High Caffeine Consumption May Be Associated With Increased Risk Of Glaucoma

High Caffeine Consumption May Be Associated With Increased Risk of Glaucoma

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Consuming large amounts of daily caffeine may increase the risk of glaucoma more than three-fold for those with a genetic predisposition to higher eye pressure, according to an international multicenter study.
Exercise, Diet And Other Lifestyle Changes For People Living With Glaucoma

Exercise, Diet and Other Lifestyle Changes for People Living with Glaucoma

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An abundance of scientific evidence proves lifestyle changes—such as exercise and diet—can significantly impact an individual’s health.
Vision Restoration Explained

Vision Restoration Explained

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The Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Team is exploring and developing novel strategies to protect, repair, and replace lost retinal nerve cells and help them reconnect with the visual brain.
Meditation And Glaucoma

Meditation and Glaucoma

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A recent study suggests that there may be benefits to eye pressure and optic nerve health by doing meditation on a regular basis.
Restoring Vision In Glaucoma: More Than Meets The Eye

Restoring Vision in Glaucoma: More than Meets the Eye

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New strategies are needed to rethink how we treat glaucoma to do more than just manage eye pressure — to actually restore vision by promoting the survival of retinal ganglion cells and their axons.
Glaucoma News: Hope Is On The Horizon

Glaucoma News: Hope is on the Horizon

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Therapies, treatments, and technologies—No two cases of glaucoma are alike, and the effectiveness of therapies differ but promising new research findings offer reason to be optimistic.
Inspired Giving: The Lea Family

Inspired Giving: The Lea Family

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Chris and Heather Lea had their first child in the midst of a pandemic. Three months later, they learned their baby girl had congenital glaucoma.
On National Doctors’ Day, Eye Doctors Urge Eye Health Awareness

On National Doctors’ Day, Eye Doctors Urge Eye Health Awareness

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National Doctors’ Day is March 30. GRF joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding the public about the role eye doctors play in protecting vision and fighting blindness.
Can Experiencing High Levels Of Stress Affect Glaucoma?

Can Experiencing High Levels of Stress affect Glaucoma?

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Stress does not cause glaucoma, but stress can affect you in various ways. We can’t always control the stressors in our lives, but we can control how the stress affects us.
Eye Health Tips From A Glaucoma Specialist

Eye Health Tips from a Glaucoma Specialist

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During these complex times, protecting your eyesight is more important than ever. Here are 6 tips for taking care of your eyes from glaucoma specialist Dr. Andrew Iwach.
See You Soon! Safely Visit Your Glaucoma Care Team And Protect Your Vision Today

See You Soon! Safely Visit Your Glaucoma Care Team and Protect Your Vision Today

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COVID-19 remains a serious concern for everyone. But we know that, as a glaucoma patient, you are also worried about your vision. Your eye doctor is too!
¡Nos Vemos Pronto! Visite Con Seguridad A Su Equipo De Atención De Glaucoma Y Proteja Su Visión Hoy

¡Nos Vemos Pronto! Visite con seguridad a su equipo de atención de glaucoma y proteja su visión hoy

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Este corto video le dará una idea de los cambios que hemos hecho a cada paso de su visita al consultorio, y de lo que le pediremos que haga, para ayudar a protegerlos a usted, a su familia y a su equipo de atención mientras le brindamos una atención de la más alta calidad.
Three Steps To Better Eye Health In 2021

Three Steps to Better Eye Health in 2021

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Since glaucoma often strikes without symptoms and can cause significant vision loss, it’s critical to learn what you can do to protect your eyes.
Glaucoma Doctors Answer Frequently Asked Questions

Glaucoma Doctors Answer Frequently Asked Questions

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Leading ophthalmologists answer questions from patients.
Catalyst For A Cure Researchers Discover Clue To How To Protect Neurons And Encourage Their Growth

Catalyst for a Cure Researchers Discover Clue to How to Protect Neurons and Encourage Their Growth

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The Catalyst for a Cure researchers are a team of four principal investigators and their laboratories working together to restore vision and cure glaucoma.
Scientists Reverse Age-Related Vision Loss And Glaucoma Damage In Mice

Scientists Reverse Age-related Vision Loss and Glaucoma Damage in Mice

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Harvard Medical School scientists have successfully restored vision in mice by turning back the clock on aged eye cells in the retina to recapture youthful gene function.