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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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The 2023 Shaffer Grants for Innovative Glaucoma Research

Shaffer Grants provide seed funds to bold investigators whose creative projects explore promising leads and show strong potential for impact on glaucoma.
14-Mar-2023 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma Research Foundation Awards 2023 Shaffer Prize to Dr. Rachel Wang Kuchtey (Vanderbilt) and Dr. Lev Prasov (University of Michigan)

The 2023 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research recognizes two Shaffer Grant recipients whose projects best exemplify the pursuit of breakthrough ideas in the quest to better understand and cure glaucoma.
14-Feb-2023 5:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma Research Foundation Hosts 12th Annual Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum in San Francisco

The New Horizons Forum will take place on February 3rd at San Francisco’s iconic Westin St. Francis Hotel.
26-Jan-2023 6:50 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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