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About Children's Glaucoma Foundation

    The Children's Glaucoma Foundation exists to support programs to benefit children affected by this important cause of childhood blindness. For the last 13 years childhood glaucoma awareness, physician education, and support of basic research programs have been supported.

    The Children's Glaucoma Foundation was founded by concerned families of affected children and has been significantly supported by their work and dedication to its goals. Continued support of established programs is planned and in addition assistance to provide health care for children when needed will be added.

    Childhood glaucoma is an unusual and the cause of permanent blindness in an estimated 300,000 children worldwide. The goals of the Children's Glaucoma Foundation are to influence the quality of glaucoma care throughout the world through continued research, physician training and support, and assistance to affected families.

Support Opportunities

     The foundation welcomes volunteer help.  For example, we have flyers, which are strictly educational, that could be distributed to pediatricians and nursery schools.  There are many other volunteer opportunities.

    If you are interested  in volunteering, or in providing financial support for our programs please contact us by email at info@childrensglaucomafoundation.org


     Some families have organized benefits such as basketball tournaments, golfing events, and races. Others have run in marathons with sponsors.  Anyone wishing to be in contact with a family who has run a benefit please call 617-227-3011.

PresidentDavid S. Walton, M.D.

    Dr. Walton is a clinical professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, and surgeon in Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is recognized for his care of children with glaucoma.

Board Members

Christopher Babcock
Jill Babcock
Mabel Arteaga Balestra
Beth Barmakian
Michelle Barry
Joseph Dusel
Kathy Dusel
Ann Gibbons-Smith
Sandy Sloan
David S. Walton, Jr.
Kenneth B. Walton