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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Childhood Glaucoma Research Network

The Balkan Center is also home to the Childhood Glaucoma Research Network (CGRN), an international organization of more than 200 ophthalmologists in 38 countries who share a mutual interest in advancing pediatric glaucoma research and care. Through worldwide collaboration and emphasis on education, leading physicians from around the globe leverage each other’s experiences and understanding of the disease.

Recently, the CGRN concluded the International Pilot Survey of Childhood Glaucoma. The two-year study is the first of its kind to gather data on the types and treatment methods of childhood glaucoma experienced throughout the world.

Bascom Palmer and the Balkan Center hosted a landmark glaucoma conference in conjunction with the United Kingdom Pediatric Glaucoma Society, with 150 thought leaders in glaucoma and pediatric glaucoma.