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Glaucoma Research Foundation Accepting Preliminary Applications for 2020 Research Grants

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.
18-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nancy S. Forster joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors

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.
17-Jun-2019 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma Research Foundation Kicks Off the Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Initiative

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.
14-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $1 Million in Annual Research Grants

The announcement during World Glaucoma Week emphasizes the need to find a cure for this disease that affects more than 60 million people worldwide.
14-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dr. Adriana Di Polo Awarded the 2019 Shaffer Prize from 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...
14-Feb-2019 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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.
9-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Glaucoma Research Foundation to Host the 8th Annual Glaucoma 360, A Three-Day Event, at the Historic Palace Hotel in San Francisco

Three days of events uniting research, industry, and philanthropy to prevent vision loss from glaucoma and speed the cure.
9-Jan-2019 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Philanthropic Leaders and Glaucoma Innovation at 13th Annual Gala in San Francisco

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.
9-Jan-2019 3:50 PM EST 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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