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Glaucoma Foundation - AFB Directory Profile

The Glaucoma Foundation

General Information

Glaucoma Foundation
80 Maiden Lane
Suite 1206
New York, NY 10038
(212) 285-0080 (Local)
(212) 651-1888 (Fax)
(800) 452-8266 (Toll-Free)
info@glaucomafoundation.org
http://www.glaucomafoundation.org/

Brief Description

The mission of The Glaucoma Foundation (TGF) is to fund groundbreaking research and to educate the public about the disease and the importance of early detection to prevent blindness.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Geographic area served: International.

Staff

Scott Christensen, President & CEO, scott@glaucomafoundation.org

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Support for Parents
    • YUP Parents was created to give the caregivers of young children with glaucoma their own online support forum. YUP Parents helps family members cope with the daily challenges of raising a child with glaucoma by providing an outlet where they can discuss surgeries and treatments, doctors, and other issues and experiences specific to childhood glaucomas. Email yup_parents-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to join!
  • Support Groups
    • YUP stands for “Young and Under Pressure”. This online support community makes it possible for teens and young adults under 30 with glaucoma to communicate with their peers, share their stories and experiences, and offer support through online discussions. Email yup-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to join!

      The New England Chapter of The Glaucoma Foundation holds educational and informational meetings for patients diagnosed with glaucoma and their family members and friends. Meetings are held each month at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and are free.

      Also offers support group meetings in New York City; Palm Beach, FL; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; Madison, WI; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; and Long Island, NY. For more information about chapter meetings please contact Helen Murphy at hmurphy@glaucomafoundation.org.

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