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Tips on Transferring Your Eye Care to a New Doctor

If you have glaucoma, you're wondering: What will my new ophthalmologist need to hit the ground running and manage my disease? In my experience, to make a smooth transition to optimal care, the most important thing you can do is create a personal...
12-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Glaucoma Research Foundation Builds Momentum Toward A Cure

GRF has announced the celebration of its 40th anniversary year, the board approval of its new strategic plan, and an expanded capital campaign designed to accelerate research towards a cure.
1-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $720,000 in Annual Research Grants

Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) announced today $720,000 in annual research grants to support 12 investigators at prestigious universities across the United States.
12-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Carla Siegfried, MD Receives 2018 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research

The Shaffer Prize, presented annually by Glaucoma Research Foundation, recognizes a researcher whose project best exemplifies the pursuit of innovative ideas in the quest to better understand glaucoma.
23-Feb-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Leaders in Glaucoma Innovation and Patient Care at 12th Annual Gala in San Francisco

The Catalyst Award, Glaucoma Research Foundation's highest honor, will be presented to Thomas W. Burns, President and CEO of Glaukos Corporation (Laguna Hills, CA), in recognition of his remarkable leadership and commitment to the development of...
26-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Glaucoma Research Foundation to Host the 7th Annual Glaucoma 360

Glaucoma Research Foundation will host the 7th Annual Glaucoma 360 from February 8th to February 10th in San Francisco. This signature three-day event highlights innovation in glaucoma to ensure patients have access to the latest and most effective...
26-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Biomarkers and Drug Discovery: Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD

Dr. Jeff Goldberg: I really want to thank the Glaucoma Research Foundation. Obviously, what we’re going to talk about today would not come to fruition without the support of the Glaucoma Research Foundation and of course, all of their supporters.
13-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Normal-Tension Glaucoma Risk

People with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), a disorder characterized by repetitive episodes of paused and shallow breathing during sleep, are approximately ten times more likely to develop glaucoma.
22-Aug-2017 3:05 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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