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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Tadd Schwab: A Caregiver’s Commitment To A Cure

Tadd Schwab: A Caregiver’s Commitment to a Cure

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“I would guarantee there are people in your life who would join you in supporting researchers working hard to discover new treatments for glaucoma, and even a cure.” — Tadd Schwab
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.”
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
Personal Story: Amanda Eddy

Personal Story: Amanda Eddy

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Amanda Eddy doesn’t know what it’s like to have normal vision. She was born with glaucoma.
Pat Caulfield’S Personal Story

Pat Caulfield’s Personal Story

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Pat Caulfield was an award-winning designer in the Baltimore area. Then, when glaucoma robbed her of vision, she had to walk away from it all.
My Glaucoma Story: David Epstein

My Glaucoma Story: David Epstein

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David Epstein was diagnosed with glaucoma in his mid-twenties. “Glaucoma is a day-to-day tough battle,” he says.
My Glaucoma Story: Finding The Path From Patient To Vision Advocate

My Glaucoma Story: Finding the Path from Patient to Vision Advocate

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Trinh Green has faced many vision challenges in her life. But that hasn’t discouraged her. Instead, it’s inspired Trinh to become a vision advocate.
My Glaucoma Story: Rebecca Vilendrer

My Glaucoma Story: Rebecca Vilendrer

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Rebecca was diagnosed with glaucoma in her early thirties. “I had no idea that I should even be going in to have my eyes checked for glaucoma,” she says.
Personal Story: Hannah Eckstein

Personal Story: Hannah Eckstein

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Hannah Eckstein was diagnosed with glaucoma just a few months after she was born. Now she is 17 and starting college.
Personal Story: Igor Leal

Personal Story: Igor Leal

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Igor Leal is a talented singer-songwriter living with glaucoma.
Niki’S Story: Putting A Positive Spin On Her Glaucoma

Niki’s Story: Putting a Positive Spin on her Glaucoma

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“Whatever curves life throws at us, I believe one must always make the best out of a situation; there is always a positive side.” – Niki De Lara
Living With Glaucoma: Tonian Mcdonald’S Personal Story

Living with Glaucoma: Tonian McDonald’s Personal Story

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Tonian strives to be a face for change and spread awareness of glaucoma in her country of Jamaica, and around the world.
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
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.”
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
Danielle Fiarito: A Story Of Hope And Inspiration

Danielle Fiarito: A Story of Hope and Inspiration

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When Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) first learned of Danielle Fiarito, she was a teenager coping bravely with her disease.
Chris Wilmoth And The Power Of Family In Fighting Glaucoma

Chris Wilmoth and the Power of Family in Fighting Glaucoma

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“Glaucoma Research Foundation is the best out there. They are ahead of the curve—they’re looking forward for the cure.” — Cathy Wilmoth
Personal Story: Tracy Hammond

Personal Story: Tracy Hammond

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“When it comes to research, I give to Glaucoma Research Foundation.” — Tracy Hammond
Personal Story: Jenny Eisenberger

Personal Story: Jenny Eisenberger

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At age 32, Jenny learned that she had glaucoma from a routine eye exam.
Art Takahara Personal Story

Art Takahara Personal Story

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“My message to those who have family members or friends who have learned that they have glaucoma is for them to try to understand for themselves what the disease is all about.”
Personal Story: Christopher Wilmoth

Personal Story: Christopher Wilmoth

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Christopher has been living with glaucoma for 10 years. And he’s only 11.
Who Knew I Had Glaucoma? I Didn’T.

Who knew I had Glaucoma? I didn’t.

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Neither do 1.5 million other Americans. Approximately half of the glaucoma population in the U.S. goes undiagnosed.
Roger Mcguinn: Singer-Songwriter And Guitarist

Roger McGuinn: Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist

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In the midst of a busy schedule that goes with a successful music career, Roger McGuinn has always made time for regular eye exams.
Stephanie Handler: Discovering Glaucoma

Stephanie Handler: Discovering Glaucoma

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Stephanie was shocked to learn she had glaucoma after discovering that the vision in her left eye was blurred.
Ron Payne: “I’Ve Seen What Glaucoma Can Do”

Ron Payne: “I’ve Seen What Glaucoma Can Do”

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Ron Payne of Philadelphia has seen both his mother and his sister lose their sight to glaucoma.