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Home IOP Measurements: What they can tell us

Understanding how your IOP (intraocular pressure) changes over time can help you and your doctor feel confident that your glaucoma treatment is working effectively.
26-Oct-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma Research Foundation Earns Highest Rating from Charity Navigator for Fifth Consecutive Year

The 4-star rating is Charity Navigator's highest rating, indicating that Glaucoma Research Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause.
26-Aug-2021 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma Research Foundation Receives $1.5 million Gift For Collaborative Vision Restoration Initiative

The Kirsch gift will be a matching opportunity to inspire other donors to support this groundbreaking research to restore vision lost due to glaucoma.
20-Aug-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $1.7 Million in 2021 Research Grants

Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) today announced a total of $1.7 million in annual research grants to support 13 investigators at prestigious colleges and universities across the United States.
26-Feb-2021 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Glaucoma Research Foundation Awards 2021 Shaffer Prize to Pete Williams, PhD

For his research project studying neuroprotection in glaucoma, Pete Williams, PhD from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm was awarded the 2021 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research.
1-Feb-2021 6:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Leaders in Glaucoma Innovation at their 2021 Virtual Gala

The Catalyst Award will be presented to Ramin Valian of Allergan, an AbbVie Company, in recognition of Allergan's ongoing leadership and commitment to the development of innovative treatments to advance glaucoma care.
15-Jan-2021 8:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

Glaucoma Research Foundation Releases Video Encouraging Patients to Visit Their Eye Doctor for the Care They Need During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges including delayed eye doctor appointments. This video will discuss changes eye doctors have made to improve safety during every step of the office visit.
17-Dec-2020 5:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

National Glaucoma Research Foundation Survey Reveals Glaucoma Patients’ Experiences and Concerns During COVID-19 Pandemic

National survey finds appointment delays and cancellations were the greatest cause of concern; waiting for in-person appointments is greatly preferred over telemedicine.
14-Jul-2020 12:05 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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New Avenues for Vision Restoration Research (Video)

In the Weston Family glaucoma research lecture from October 28, 2021, Adriana Di Polo, PhD discusses recen...
01 Nov 2021

Home IOP Measurements: What they can tell us

Understanding how your IOP (intraocular pressure) changes over time can help you and your doctor feel conf...
01 Sep 2021

Are You an Open-Angle Glaucoma Suspect?

If you've been told you are a glaucoma suspect, you're in good company — there are several million g...
01 Sep 2021

When You Have Cataracts and Glaucoma

Cataract surgery may be combined with one of several glaucoma surgeries. Your doctor will take a number of...
01 Sep 2021

GRF Holds Catalyst Meeting: Solving Neurodegeneration

Neurodegeneration is a condition common to many diseases, both congenital and age‐related, and to acute ...
01 Sep 2021

Glaucoma Research Foundation Earns Highest Rating from Charity Navigator for Fifth Consecutive Year

Glaucoma Research Foundation's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency h...
26 Aug 2021

Glaucoma Research Foundation Receives $1.5 million Gift for Collaborative Vision Restoration Initiative

Donation is the third major gift from Steve and Michele Kirsch to support collaborative glaucoma research ...
18 Aug 2021

Scientists discover gene therapy provides neuroprotection to prevent glaucoma vision loss

An NIH-funded research project found that calcium modulator CaMKII protects the optic nerve in mice, openi...
29 Jul 2021

Ophthalmology Times Announces Strategic Alliance Partnership with the Glaucoma Research Foundation

_Ophthalmology Times_, a leading multimedia platform dedicated to ophthalmologists, announces the addition...
01 Jul 2021

High Caffeine Consumption May Be Associated With Increased Risk of Glaucoma

Consuming large amounts of daily caffeine may increase the risk of glaucoma more than three-fold for those...
14 Jun 2021

Restoring Vision in Glaucoma: More than Meets the Eye

New strategies are needed to rethink how we treat glaucoma to do more than just manage eye pressure —...
03 May 2021

Vision Restoration Explained

The Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration research team is exploring and developing novel strategies to p...
02 May 2021

Will I Go Blind?

One of the most frequent questions we get from patients with glaucoma is “Will I go blind?” Gl...
01 May 2021

NAEVR/AEVR Virtual Event: Glaucoma Clinical Practice and Research to Optimize Patient Outcomes

The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research has announced their World Glaucoma Week 2021 Congressional Briefi...
10 Mar 2021

Glaucoma Fast Facts: Treating Glaucoma (Video)

Learn about the various glaucoma treatments in this Glaucoma Fast Facts video featuring Dr. Mark Werner....
02 Mar 2021