Learn About Glaucoma

  1. The Catalyst for a Cure (CFC) researchers—funded by Glaucoma Research Foundation—discuss why retinal ganglion cells are important in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. Learn about these specialized neurons that are necessary for vision and how they are affected in glaucoma. The CFC investigators are Alfredo Dubra, PhD, Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD, Andrew Huberman, PhD, and Vivek Srinivasan, PhD. Learn more at glaucoma.org/research

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  3. Juanita Herrera has been blind due to complications of congenital glaucoma since she was three years old. She has a guide dog (named Anise) from Guide Dogs for the Blind to help her get around, and her hope and optimism are uplifting. We interviewed Juanita in February 2017 during our Glaucoma 360 event in San Francisco. To help Juanita and other glaucoma patients like her, please make a gift to Glaucoma Research Foundation: glaucoma.org/donate

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  4. Amanda Eddy is a jewelry designer who was born with glaucoma. When she was diagnosed at three months old, her family was living in the Middle East, her father a visiting professor at the University of Beirut. Her family rushed back to the United States, where Amanda underwent multiple eye surgeries. Because of this early intervention and diligent use of eye drops, Amanda’s vision was stabilized. Amanda is grateful, but she says she's been "using the same eye drops for 36 years" and she is enthusiastic about the work of Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) to find a cure for glaucoma. Amanda donates a percentage of proceeds from sales of her jewelry to GRF to help fund innovative glaucoma research and education. We interviewed Amanda during our annual Glaucoma 360 event in San Francisco, on February 2, 2017. Please join Amanda by donating to Glaucoma Research Foundation at glaucoma.org/donate

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  5. Janette is legally blind from congenital glaucoma, and although she was visually challenged due to her glaucoma from a young age, Janette showed special promise with her musical skills. She made her official singing debut at the National Theater of Dominican Republic where she shared the stage with some of the most important artists in her country. Glaucoma Research Foundation invited Janette to perform at our Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala on February 2, 2017 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco and accept our 2017 Visionary Award. We interviewed Janette before the gala to learn more about her story, her struggles, and her inspirations. Please help Janette and others with glaucoma by donating to Glaucoma Research Foundation at glaucoma.org/donate

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Learn About Glaucoma

Glaucoma Research PRO

Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. Watch these videos and visit our website to learn more: glaucoma.org/glaucoma/

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