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Glaucoma and Reading Ability

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.
18-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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MIGS: The New Age of Glaucoma Surgery

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.
17-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma Research Foundation Appoints Meredith L. Gale National Director of Development

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...
23-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Glaucoma Research Foundation Grant Leads to Major Breakthrough in Neuron Regeneration

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...
31-Jul-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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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

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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

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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


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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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