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New Research from GRF-funded Investigators Reports Discovery of New Type of Neuron in the Eye

The discovery of how intricate networks of blood vessels in the eye and brain are formed could inspire new treatments for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and stroke.
11-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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David S. Friedman, MD, PhD, MPH joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors

Glaucoma Research Foundation, the nation’s most experienced nonprofit foundation dedicated solely to curing glaucoma and restoring vision through innovative research, recently elected David S. Friedman, MD, PhD, MPH to its Board of Directors.
5-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Award-winning author Kristin Smedley will deliver Keynote at Glaucoma Research Foundation 2024 Patient Summit

Kristin Smedley is an award-winning author, TEDx speaker, trailblazer for the disability community, and mother of three children, two of whom were born blind. “Thriving Blind: Succeeding Without Sight” will be the theme of her keynote talk at...
14-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma Research Foundation Honors Optics Pioneer, Charles Munnerlyn, PhD, and Judith Munnerlyn at Annual Gala in San Francisco

Judy and Charles Munnerlyn, PhD, were honored to recognize their extraordinary contributions to improving vision for people around the world.
9-May-2024 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Glaucoma Research Foundation establishes Strategic Advisory Council

The prestigious group brings together key industry leaders and members of the corporate community dedicated to glaucoma patient care.
26-Apr-2024 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tracy M. Valorie joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors

Glaucoma Research Foundation, the nation’s most experienced foundation dedicated solely to glaucoma research and education, has elected Tracy M. Valorie, BS, MBA to its Board of Directors.
23-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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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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