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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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Questions & Answers: Normal-Tension Glaucoma

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).
12-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Questions & Answers: Normal-Tension Glaucoma

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).
12-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Catalyst for a Cure: A Clear Path to Vision Restoration

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.
15-Nov-2018 11:05 AM 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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