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Glaucoma Research Foundation Awards 2024 Shaffer Prize to Myoungsup Sim, PhD

The Shaffer Prize recognizes a researcher whose project best exemplifies the pursuit of innovative ideas in the quest to better understand and cure glaucoma.
20-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma Research Foundation Releases Informational Audiobook for Glaucoma Patients in Collaboration with Braille Institute of America

The free glaucoma audiobook, narrated by Bianca Beach, is available for patients and their families to listen, download, and share.
18-Mar-2024 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $2.5 Million in Grants to Cure Glaucoma

“This is the largest annual research budget in our 46-year history,” said Thomas M. Brunner, GRF President and CEO.
14-Mar-2024 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma Innovations to be Presented at 13th Annual New Horizons Forum in San Francisco

Attracting nearly 400 participants annually, this unique gathering unites leaders in the field of glaucoma for a full day of informative presentations, stimulating discussions, and valuable networking opportunities.
16-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma Research Foundation to Celebrate Research Pioneers, Patient Advocates, and Visionary Donors at Annual Gala

The Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala will include a reception, a silent art auction featuring artists with vision impairment, and a dinner to celebrate the donors, volunteers, and scientists who do so much to advance Glaucoma Research Foundation’s mission...
12-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

“Solving Neurodegeneration 2” Catalyst Meeting Convenes Neuroscience Experts in Boston

“Our goal for this catalyst meeting was to spark some new ideas and approaches to solving neurodegeneration and also to produce a white paper to capture these ideas for future publication,” said Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of Glaucoma...
22-Aug-2023 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Glaucoma Research Foundation Celebrates 45 Years of Scientific Innovation

Donors, patients, the board of directors, and volunteers joined together to mark an important milestone in Glaucoma Research Foundation’s history of innovation and collaboration. Ruth Williams, MD, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, was the...
25-May-2023 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Elite Paratriathlete Amy Dixon Will Deliver Keynote at Glaucoma Research Foundation's 2023 Patient Summit

Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for glaucoma, has selected visually impaired professional triathlete Amy Dixon as keynote speaker for its 2023 Patient Summit, to be held in Long...
4-May-2023 5:55 PM EDT 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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