Coordinates public education activities and encourages routine eye examinations. Funds research on the molecular genetics of glaucoma and on optic nerve regeneration. Provides referral to glaucoma specialists. Publishes public and patient education materials, including a newsletter, Eye to Eye.
Founded in 1984, the mission of The Glaucoma Foundation (TGF) is to develop a cure for glaucoma through innovative research and collaboration. The Foundation works to encourage and support basic and applied research in glaucoma, to gain and disseminate new information about the causes and treatment of glaucoma, and to further efforts to identify and develop novel approaches to preserve visual function and reverse blindness caused by glaucoma.
Patient Resource Center. Research Center, funds glaucoma research primarily in the areas of neuroprotection and genetics. Online Discussion Groups. World Glaucoma Patient Association. The International Scientific Think Tank.
The Glaucoma Foundation’s International Scientific Think Thank annual meeting.
Doctor, I Have a Question: A Guide for Patients and their Families - A 60-page patient booklet outlining aspects of the disease, medications, and treatments, and surgical procedures. Eye to Eye bi-monthly e-newsletter offers the latest news in glaucoma and glaucoma research. The Glaucoma Foundation Research Book offers the latest information on The Glaucoma Foundation’s research efforts, and grants.
Elena Sturman, CEO and President
Vision and Aging