~Tips for Getting a Good Night's Sleep~ Glaucoma is a serious ocular condition that can potentially lead to vision loss, and it may also be linked to other illnesses and sleep disorders. Studies have suggested that having glaucoma increases the risk of certain chronic illnesses and sleep disruptions, though the cause of this correlation is still unclear. Individuals who suffer
Message From The President
~Message From The President~ [caption id="attachment_4725" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Elena Sturman, President & CEO The Glaucoma Foundation[/caption] Recent months at the Foundation have been notable for several “firsts.” As you will read, seven new research grants were awarded in the most recent grants cycle – a record number. And on January 19, via Zoom, we launched a unique pilot glaucoma education
TGF Ambassador Jahkori on Art Talks Podcast
EPISODE 141 | Features JAHKORI DOPWELL HALL LISTEN HERE JAHKORI DOPWELL HALL | Visual Artist, Poet, Entrepreneur and Art instructor pursuing a master of arts degree in art education. Currently 23, he was born with an eye condition known as Primary Congenital Glaucoma and despite having this condition he defied the odds and accomplished what most would deem impossible. In 2020, The
Doctor, I Have a Question. If I have heart disease or problems with my blood vessels, should I be worried about my risk for glaucoma?
~Doctor, I Have a Question. If I have heart disease or problems with my blood vessels, should I be worried about my risk for glaucoma?~ Question answered by: [caption id="attachment_3827" align="aligncenter" width="130"] Alon Harris, MS, PhD, FARVO[/caption] Glaucoma is a common eye disease affecting millions of persons worldwide, and today it is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in African
Doctor, I Have a Question. How should I use my eye drops?
~Doctor, I Have a Question. How should I use my eye drops?~ Question answered by: [caption id="attachment_5811" align="aligncenter" width="196"] Aakriti Garg Shukla, MD[/caption] Currently, the goal of glaucoma treatment is centered on the prevention of progression, or worsening, of glaucoma. Complementary to this aim and equally important is to help patients maintain their vision-related quality of life, which can be
What is the best way to protect my eyes during winter?
~What is the best way to protect my eyes during winter?~ Heaters and dry wind can aggravate dry eyes during the winter months. Dry eye syndrome, particularly common among older adults, is mostly caused by a deficiency in the tear glands, and a common preservative in many glaucoma medications can worsen the symptoms. The main treatment for relief is
Message From The President
~Message From The President~ [caption id="attachment_4725" align="aligncenter" width="209"] Elena Sturman, President & CEO The Glaucoma Foundation[/caption] After a most successful year, during which we made important strides in our research and education initiatives, TGF is ringing in 2023 with great enthusiasm. We’re starting the new year with a webinar on January 4th, when Dr. Aakriti Shukla of Columbia University
Living With Glaucoma Series – Meet Hillary Golden
~Living With Glaucoma Series – Meet Hillary Golden~ [caption id="attachment_5641" align="aligncenter" width="252"] Hillary Golden[/caption] Until two years ago, Hillary Golden, a Louisianan living in Denver, didn’t know a lot about eyes, and even less about glaucoma. But what a difference two years can make! Today, as a 53-year-old with severe glaucoma, her life is steeped in learning as much as
Glaucoma and Sleep
~Glaucoma and Sleep~ Research indicates that sleep problems can be a contributing factor to glaucoma progression. Did you know that people with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) are more likely to develop glaucoma than those who do not have this sleep disorder? According to some studies, people suffering from OSAS, which is characterized by episodes of paused and shallow
The Role of Senior Living Managers in Promoting Better Vision Care
~The Role of Senior Living Managers in Promoting Better Vision Care~ Many people consider vision problems as a natural part of the aging process. However, older adults can actually avoid any permanent damage if they get assistance immediately. The CDC points out that eye healthcare practices are increasingly important now that six million older adults aged 45 and above have