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Research to Prevent Blindness

Research Finds Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half

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.

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More glaucoma news from the National Eye Institute, featuring RPB-supported researchers: Robert N. Weinreb, MD, Chair and distinguished professor of ophthalmology, and director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center at the University of California, San Diego; Christopher Girkin, MD, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; and Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD, associate director of the Ocular Genomics Institute at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary -- the newest member of RPB's Scientific Advisory Panel.

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