Newswise — San Francisco, CA, April 24, 2020 — Glaucoma Research Foundation, the nation’s most experienced foundation dedicated solely to curing glaucoma and restoring vision through innovative research and education, recently elected Terri Pickering, MD to its Board of Directors. 

Terri Pickering, MD is a glaucoma specialist at Glaucoma Center of San Francisco, a clinical instructor at California Pacific Medical Center and a researcher with the Glaucoma Research and Education Group in San Francisco. She received her medical degree from Harvard University and then completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of California San Francisco and her glaucoma fellowship at the USC Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. Pickering is a patient education ambassador with Glaucoma Research Foundation and recently delivered the 2019 Daniel Scott Weston Glaucoma Research Lecture in Palo Alto, CA. She has been an EyeCare America volunteer physician since 2001.   

Dr. Pickering's clinical interests include selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), drainage devices, and ocular imaging for glaucoma. Dr. Pickering believes that community outreach in high-risk populations is critical to stopping this blinding disease. She is a medical editor for the Gleams newsletter published by Glaucoma Research Foundation for glaucoma patients and their families. 

“We are excited that Terri is joining our Board of Directors,” said Andrew G. Iwach, MD, Chair of the Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors. “She is an exceptional specialist and researcher in the field of glaucoma. Terri will be an outstanding addition to the Board. Her experience, knowledge, and ability to communicate effectively with patents will bring a unique perspective.” 

About Glaucoma Research Foundation

Founded in San Francisco in 1978, Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) is America’s oldest and most experienced institution dedicated solely to its mission: to cure glaucoma and restore vision through innovative research. GRF has a proven track record of ground-breaking, results-oriented research and produces definitive educational materials used by eye care professionals across the country. The Glaucoma Research Foundation website, www.glaucoma.org, provides valuable information about glaucoma to 4 million visitors annually.

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