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Glaucoma Research Foundation Now Accepting Preliminary Proposals for 2018 Research Grants

Research scientists interested in applying for a 1-year, $40,000 Shaffer Grant should visit the Glaucoma Research Foundation website.
8-Jun-2017 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Making Glaucoma Treatment Even Easier With Sustained Release Medication

Traditional eye drops, while the go-to medication option for glaucoma patients, still have lots of room for improvement. Dosing regimens can be difficult to manage or remember, irritation or redness can occur, and much of the medication gets blinked...
30-May-2017 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Glaucoma Research Foundation Earns Highest 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator


The 4-star rating is Charity Navigator’s highest rating, indicating that “Glaucoma Research Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause.”
3-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

John G. Flanagan, PhD, FCOptom, Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors


Glaucoma Research Foundation, the nation’s most experienced foundation dedicated solely to glaucoma research and education, recently elected John G. Flanagan, PhD, FCOptom to its Board of Directors.
1-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Glaucoma Research Foundation Launches The Cure is in Sight Campaign to Raise $15 Million for Research and Education


Glaucoma Research Foundation has announced the most ambitious fundraising effort in its history with the public launch of The Cure is in Sight Campaign at its Annual Meeting and Dinner last week in San Francisco.
1-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

Glaucoma in developing countries represents a significant health crisis. The great majority of people in developing countries aren’t ever tested for glaucoma, so diagnosis and treatment are rare. And if they are diagnosed, they often can’t pay...
21-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

Connecting pieces of information by finding a common thread often takes glaucoma researchers in unexpected directions. Zinc is one such thread that joined together different experts at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
22-Mar-2017 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

World Glaucoma Week 2017: Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $1.3 Million in Research Grants


Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) marked World Glaucoma Week today by announcing $1.3 million in research grants. Glaucoma Research Foundation is funding eight researchers at prestigious universities and medical research centers with one-year...
13-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Stem Cell Therapy for Glaucoma - Are We There Yet?


At present, the only FDA approved method of treating glaucoma is to lower eye pressure; this slows the progression of glaucomatous optic nerve damage but does not completely halt it, and certainly does not regenerate damaged nerve tissue.
16-Jun-2017 11:45 AM EDT

Stem Cells Possible Future Treatment for Glaucoma, Say Wills Eye Researchers

Stem cells may have the potential to protect the optic nerve from further damage and slow the progression of vision loss due to glaucoma. Stem cells may also have the potential to replace ocular tissues that have degenerated in eyes with glaucoma.
17-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT

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