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Research to Prevent Blindness

RPB and Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Announce 2023 Recipient of RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research

Dr. David Calkins

David J. Calkins, PhD, is recognized for ground-breaking contributions to the field of vision research.

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New Glaucoma Research Grant Available

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Research to Prevent Blindness and Aerie Pharmaceuticals are partnering to provide grant opportunities to support novel research in glaucoma.

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Research to Prevent Blindness and Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Announce 2022 Recipient of RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research

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Donald Zack, MD, PhD, is recognized for ground-breaking contributions to the field of vision research.

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Research to Prevent Blindness and The Glaucoma Foundation Offer Critical Funding for Early-Career Vision Scientists

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The Career Advancement Awards—one focused specifically on glaucoma research—support novel science related to eye diseases by up-and-coming researchers.

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New Fellowships Support Under-Represented Minorities in Glaucoma Research

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The Glaucoma Foundation and Research to Prevent Blindness have partnered to provide five fellowships in 2021 to increase innovation and diversity in glaucoma research.

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RPB Hosts Virtual Glaucoma Event

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RPB grantees provide expert advice on glaucoma in the first event of the "Lunch & Learn" series.

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Researchers Identify Biomarker for Glaucoma Damage

The RPB-supported researchers hope their finding will lead to tests to identify cell damage before irreversible vision loss.

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A Career Retooled

Dr. Beebe

Dr. David Beebe's studies of the vitreous body - the gel that fills the eye - are aimed at identifying the mechanism responsible for age-related nuclear cataracts and open angle glaucoma.

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Research Finds Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half

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Compared to earlier generations, today's generation has a 50% reduced probability of losing sight to glaucoma 20 years after a diagnosis, according to research supported by RPB.Read the story.Read the...

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RPB Study Urges Glaucoma Screening for Older African Americans

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Routine screening of older African Americans for glaucoma -- a high-risk group -- would significantly reduce the incidence of blindness at relatively low cost, RPB researchers report in a recently published...

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“Smart” Contacts May Someday Test for and Treat Glaucoma

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Scientists have designed and tested a pressure-sensing contact lens that will, in the future, allow glaucoma patients to monitor their eye pressure at home, providing more detailed and continuous information in...

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Thyroid Problems May Increase Glaucoma Risk

Dr. Girkin

According to an RPB-supported study, people who have had a thyroid condition at some point in their life are at an increased risk of developing glaucoma. The link between glaucoma and thyroid disorders may be due to...

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