Get the Facts on Glaucoma
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, affecting 80 million people. Half of those impacted by glaucoma may not even know it because it usually has no noticeable symptoms in early stages.
National Glaucoma Research, a program of BrightFocus Foundation, funds the most promising science and provides expert information on this devastating disease.
Together, we will find a cure.
Understanding Glaucoma: Your Top Questions Answered
What is glaucoma, what causes it, and how can it be prevented?
Hear from Dr. Preeti Subramanian, director of vision science programs at BrightFocus, about glaucoma symptoms, treatments, risk factors, and the No. 1 thing you can do to protect your eyes from serious vision loss.
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National Glaucoma Research Program
Driving innovative research around the world to end glaucoma, the National Glaucoma Research program at BrightFocus Foundation takes a multi-pronged approach to find a cure by funding bold research that has the most promise to change the trajectory of the disease.