Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces New Evidence for the Cause of Vision Loss in Glaucoma
Breakthrough Research Published During National Glaucoma Awareness Month Could Lead to New Treatments for the World's Second Leading Cause of Blindness
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and the Glaucoma Research Foundation today announced that novel new findings about the underlying cause of glaucoma have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Early Edition ahead of print). The study was largely funded by the Melza M. and Frank Theodore Barr Foundation through the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF).
"Our mission is to invest in innovative research that can help preserve vision for the more than 60 million people worldwide who suffer from glaucoma," said Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of the Glaucoma Research Foundation. "The GRF is pleased to support this groundbreaking research during National Glaucoma Awareness Month and we believe these findings will shed new light on our understanding, and ultimately the treatment, of glaucoma."
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