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Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $1.3 Million in 2022 Research Grants
Released: 9-Mar-2022 4:05 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $1.3 Million in 2022 Research Grants
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) today announced a total of $1.3 million in annual research grants to support 10 investigators at prominent universities across the United States.

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Released: 9-Mar-2022 1:55 PM EST
Oluwatosin U. Smith, MD joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation, the nation’s most experienced foundation dedicated solely to glaucoma research and education, recently elected Oluwatosin “Tosin” Smith, MD to its Board of Directors.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation Hosts 11th Annual Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum in San Francisco
Released: 28-Jan-2022 2:00 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation Hosts 11th Annual Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum in San Francisco
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) will host the 11th Annual Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum on February 11th at the Grand Hyatt Union Square in San Francisco. Offered both in person and virtually, this important meeting brings together leaders in glaucoma research and industry to speed the translation of new ideas to improved treatments for glaucoma patients.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor and Celebrate Glaucoma Innovators at Annual Gala
Released: 28-Jan-2022 1:05 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor and Celebrate Glaucoma Innovators at Annual Gala
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Ronald L. Fellman, MD, David Calkins, PhD, and Steven and Michele Kirsch will be honored at the Glaucoma Research Foundation's Annual Gala on February 10, 2022.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Vanderbilt’s David Calkins, PhD with President’s Award at their Annual Gala
Released: 28-Jan-2022 12:45 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Vanderbilt’s David Calkins, PhD with President’s Award at their Annual Gala
Glaucoma Research Foundation

David Calkins, PhD, a leading authority on the neurobiological basis of vision loss in blinding eye disease, will be honored at the Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala on February 10, 2022.

Released: 27-Jan-2022 2:05 PM EST
Meditation and Glaucoma
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Can mindfulness meditation help patients with glaucoma? A recent study suggests that there may be benefits to eye pressure and optic nerve health by doing meditation on a regular basis.

Released: 6-Jan-2022 9:00 AM EST
Focus On Eye Health in the New Year (January Is National Glaucoma Awareness Month)
Glaucoma Research Foundation

January, National Glaucoma Awareness Month, is an excellent time to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam—the most effective way to test for glaucoma—and to convince your loved ones to get tested, too.

Released: 4-Jan-2022 2:05 PM EST
Glaucoma and Nutrition: Why What You Eat Matters
Glaucoma Research Foundation

January, National Glaucoma Awareness Month, is an excellent time to focus on eye health.

Released: 26-Oct-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Home IOP Measurements: What they can tell us
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Understanding how your IOP (intraocular pressure) changes over time can help you and your doctor feel confident that your glaucoma treatment is working effectively.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation Earns Highest Rating from Charity Navigator for Fifth Consecutive Year
Released: 26-Aug-2021 6:05 PM EDT
Glaucoma Research Foundation Earns Highest Rating from Charity Navigator for Fifth Consecutive Year
Glaucoma Research Foundation

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.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation Receives $1.5 million
Gift For Collaborative Vision Restoration Initiative
Released: 20-Aug-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Glaucoma Research Foundation Receives $1.5 million Gift For Collaborative Vision Restoration Initiative
Glaucoma Research Foundation

The Kirsch gift will be a matching opportunity to inspire other donors to support this groundbreaking research to restore vision lost due to glaucoma.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $1.7 Million in 2021 Research Grants
Released: 26-Feb-2021 1:00 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $1.7 Million in 2021 Research Grants
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) today announced a total of $1.7 million in annual research grants to support 13 investigators at prestigious colleges and universities across the United States.

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Released: 1-Feb-2021 6:40 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation Awards 2021 Shaffer Prize to Pete Williams, PhD
Glaucoma Research Foundation

For his research project studying neuroprotection in glaucoma, Pete Williams, PhD from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm was awarded the 2021 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Leaders in Glaucoma Innovation at their 2021 Virtual Gala
Released: 15-Jan-2021 8:10 AM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Leaders in Glaucoma Innovation at their 2021 Virtual Gala
Glaucoma Research Foundation

The Catalyst Award will be presented to Ramin Valian of Allergan, an AbbVie Company, in recognition of Allergan's ongoing leadership and commitment to the development of innovative treatments to advance glaucoma care.

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Released: 17-Dec-2020 5:35 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation Releases Video Encouraging Patients to Visit Their Eye Doctor for the Care They Need During COVID-19 Pandemic
Glaucoma Research Foundation

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges including delayed eye doctor appointments. This video will discuss changes eye doctors have made to improve safety during every step of the office visit.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT
National Glaucoma Research Foundation Survey Reveals Glaucoma Patients’ Experiences and Concerns During COVID-19 Pandemic
Glaucoma Research Foundation

National survey finds appointment delays and cancellations were the greatest cause of concern; waiting for in-person appointments is greatly preferred over telemedicine.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 7:35 PM EDT
Glaucoma Research Foundation Earns Highest Rating from Charity Navigator for Fourth Consecutive Year
Glaucoma Research Foundation

The 4-star rating is Charity Navigator's highest possible rating and indicates that Glaucoma Research Foundation adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way.

Newswise: Terri Pickering, MD joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors
Released: 27-Apr-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Terri Pickering, MD joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors
Glaucoma Research Foundation

The glaucoma specialist and researcher from Glaucoma Center of San Francisco is also a medical editor for the Gleams newsletter published by Glaucoma Research Foundation and lecturer at the annual Glaucoma 360 Symposium in San Francisco.

Released: 17-Mar-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Glaucoma 360 Gala Raises Nearly $700,000 for Glaucoma Research and Education Programs
Glaucoma Research Foundation

The annual Glaucoma 360 Gala at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco honored leaders in glaucoma research innovation and visionary glaucoma advocates helping to raise awareness.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $1.2 Million in Annual Research Grants during World Glaucoma Week
Released: 10-Mar-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $1.2 Million in Annual Research Grants during World Glaucoma Week
Glaucoma Research Foundation

GRF annual glaucoma research grants will support 12 investigators at prestigious colleges and universities across the United States.

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Released: 5-Mar-2020 5:05 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation Awards 2020 Shaffer Prize to Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, PhD
Glaucoma Research Foundation

The Shaffer Prize recognizes a researcher whose project best exemplifies the pursuit of innovative ideas in the quest to better understand and cure glaucoma.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation to Host 9th Annual Glaucoma 360 at Grand Hyatt in San Francisco
Released: 2-Jan-2020 4:55 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation to Host 9th Annual Glaucoma 360 at Grand Hyatt in San Francisco
Glaucoma Research Foundation

The three-day event highlights innovation in glaucoma therapies to ensure patients have access to the latest and most effective diagnostic tools and treatment options.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Leaders in Glaucoma Innovation at 2020 Annual Gala in San Francisco
Released: 11-Dec-2019 7:05 AM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Leaders in Glaucoma Innovation at 2020 Annual Gala in San Francisco
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Ophthalmology industry innovators Vicente Anido, Jr., PhD and Thomas A. Mitro of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will be honored at the Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala on February 6, 2020 in San Francisco.

Released: 18-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Glaucoma Research Foundation Accepting Preliminary Applications for 2020 Research Grants
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Preliminary applications for one-year Shaffer Grants in the amount of $50,000 are being accepted until July 15, 2019 through the Glaucoma Research Foundation website.

Newswise: Nancy S. Forster joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors
Released: 17-Jun-2019 7:05 PM EDT
Nancy S. Forster joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Nancy and Pat Forster chaired Glaucoma Research Foundation’s 2019 Annual Glaucoma 360 Gala, raising a record $660,000 to advance glaucoma research and education programs.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation Kicks Off the Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Initiative
Released: 14-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Glaucoma Research Foundation Kicks Off the Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Initiative
Glaucoma Research Foundation

The Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Initiative builds on 16 years of seminal scientific research, with an aim to cure glaucoma and restore vision.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $1 Million in Annual Research Grants
Released: 14-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $1 Million in Annual Research Grants
Glaucoma Research Foundation

The announcement during World Glaucoma Week emphasizes the need to find a cure for this disease that affects more than 60 million people worldwide.

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Released: 14-Feb-2019 6:05 PM EST
Dr. Adriana Di Polo Awarded the 2019 Shaffer Prize from Glaucoma Research Foundation
Glaucoma Research Foundation

For her research project seeking a new treatment to restore vision in glaucoma patients, Adriana Di Polo, PhD, professor of neuroscience at the University of Montreal, was awarded the 2019 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research. The 2019 Shaffer Prize was presented on January 31st during ceremonies at the Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

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Released: 9-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages.

Released: 9-Jan-2019 3:55 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation to Host the 8th Annual Glaucoma 360, A Three-Day Event, at the Historic Palace Hotel in San Francisco
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Three days of events uniting research, industry, and philanthropy to prevent vision loss from glaucoma and speed the cure.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Philanthropic Leaders and Glaucoma Innovation at 13th Annual Gala in San Francisco
Released: 9-Jan-2019 3:50 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Philanthropic Leaders and Glaucoma Innovation at 13th Annual Gala in San Francisco
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Launched in 2007, this annual benefit showcases the visionaries and catalysts who share Glaucoma Research Foundation's mission to cure glaucoma and restore vision through innovative research.

Newswise: Questions & Answers: Normal-Tension Glaucoma
Released: 12-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
Questions & Answers: Normal-Tension Glaucoma
Glaucoma Research Foundation

What is Normal-tension glaucoma? Also called low-tension or normal-pressure glaucoma, normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) is a condition in which the optic nerve is damaged without eye pressure exceeding the average range (usually between 12-21mm Hg).

Released: 12-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
Questions & Answers: Normal-Tension Glaucoma
Glaucoma Research Foundation

What is Normal-tension glaucoma? Also called low-tension or normal-pressure glaucoma, normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) is a condition in which the optic nerve is damaged without eye pressure exceeding the average range (usually between 12-21mm Hg).

Released: 15-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Catalyst for a Cure: A Clear Path to Vision Restoration
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Currently, all therapy for glaucoma is directed at lowering eye pressure, but the fundamental problem in glaucoma is the degeneration of the optic nerve fibers necessary for vision.

Newswise: Glaucoma and Reading Ability
Released: 18-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Glaucoma and Reading Ability
Glaucoma Research Foundation

glaucoma does affect reading. Why? First, while glaucoma does affect peripheral vision, it also affects central vision. Glaucoma patients with moderate or severe disease often describe looking through a fog which extends into their central vision.

Newswise: MIGS: The New Age of Glaucoma Surgery
Released: 17-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
MIGS: The New Age of Glaucoma Surgery
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma is a disease where the optic nerve gets damaged and the main risk factor is elevated eye pressure (also called intraocular pressure, IOP). The only treatment is to lower the IOP.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation Appoints Meredith L. Gale National Director of Development
Released: 23-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Glaucoma Research Foundation Appoints Meredith L. Gale National Director of Development
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) is pleased to announce the addition of Meredith L. Gale as the organization's new Director of Development. Meredith joins the GRF team to manage donor stewardship programs as well as major and planned giving strategies. Additionally, she will coordinate the GRF Ambassadors program, a national leadership group of glaucoma doctors dedicated to improving access to patient education.

Released: 31-Jul-2018 7:00 AM EDT
Glaucoma Research Foundation Grant Leads to Major Breakthrough in Neuron Regeneration
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for glaucoma, today announced a team of neuroscience researchers, led by Adriana Di Polo, PhD, at University of Montreal, have made a major breakthrough in the treatment of glaucoma. The research, which was made possible by a Glaucoma Research Foundation Shaffer Grant, could also be applicable to other neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease.

Newswise: Tips on Transferring Your Eye Care to a New Doctor
Released: 12-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Tips on Transferring Your Eye Care to a New Doctor
Glaucoma Research Foundation

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 Glaucoma Data Portfolio

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation Builds Momentum Toward A Cure
Released: 1-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Glaucoma Research Foundation Builds Momentum Toward A Cure
Glaucoma Research Foundation

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.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $720,000 in Annual Research Grants
Released: 12-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $720,000 in Annual Research Grants
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) announced today $720,000 in annual research grants to support 12 investigators at prestigious universities across the United States.

Newswise: Carla Siegfried, MD Receives 2018 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research
Released: 23-Feb-2018 6:05 PM EST
Carla Siegfried, MD Receives 2018 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research
Glaucoma Research Foundation

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.

Released: 26-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Leaders in Glaucoma Innovation and Patient Care at 12th Annual Gala in San Francisco
Glaucoma Research Foundation

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 innovative glaucoma treatments.

Released: 26-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation to Host the 7th Annual Glaucoma 360
Glaucoma Research Foundation

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 treatment options.

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Released: 13-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST
Biomarkers and Drug Discovery: Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD
Glaucoma Research Foundation

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.

Released: 22-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT
How Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Normal-Tension Glaucoma Risk
Glaucoma Research Foundation

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.

Newswise: Stem Cell Therapy for Glaucoma - Are We There Yet?
Released: 16-Jun-2017 11:45 AM EDT
Stem Cell Therapy for Glaucoma - Are We There Yet?
Glaucoma Research Foundation

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.

Released: 8-Jun-2017 2:45 PM EDT
Glaucoma Research Foundation Now Accepting Preliminary Proposals for 2018 Research Grants
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Research scientists interested in applying for a 1-year, $40,000 Shaffer Grant should visit the Glaucoma Research Foundation website.

Released: 30-May-2017 1:50 PM EDT
Making Glaucoma Treatment Even Easier With Sustained Release Medication
Glaucoma Research Foundation

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 away before reaching the eye. Because of these challenges, researchers are working to make taking glaucoma medication easier.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation Earns Highest 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator
Released: 3-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Glaucoma Research Foundation Earns Highest 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator
Glaucoma Research Foundation

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.”


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