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Annual Gala

Celebrating Innovation

Thusday, February 8, 2024
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square


A highlight of each year’s three-day Glaucoma 360 event, the Annual Gala is a benefit dinner celebrating the scientists, advisors, donors, and volunteers who work together to advance the field of glaucoma and bring us closer to curing glaucoma and restoring vision. Join us at the historic Westin St. Francis Hotel on Union Square to celebrate innovation and the visionaries who share our mission.

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2023 Honorees

Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd
A specialized company dedicated to eye health

Ted and Melza Barr
Philanthropists and co-founders, Catalyst for a Cure Initiative to Prevent and Cure Neurodegeneration

Mark A. Latina, MD
Internationally renowned glaucoma specialist and laser expert


6:00 PM
President’s Reception

7:00 PM
Dinner, Live Auction, and Awards Presentation

9:00 PM
Innovators Circle Afterparty 

Attire is Black Tie Preferred.


All Glaucoma 360 events will be held at Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco.

Photos from previous galas

Frequently Asked Questions

The 2024 Annual Gala is “an in-person only” event. The Gala will not be live streamed. It will not be possible to attend virtually or view the Gala remotely.

If you need to update your registration with an attendee replacement, please send us an email with the details of your Gala registration and who will be attending in your place. ​Gala tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, we are happy to convert your in-person ticket or table purchase to a tax-deductible donation to Glaucoma Research Foundation. Please send us an email to process your request by Tuesday, January 29, 2024. All requests need to be processed by this date.

The hotel room block will be at the Westin St. Francis San Francisco and will open in September 2024. The Westin St. Francis is located at 335 Powell Street on Union Square in San Francisco.

Please see the transportation and parking information on the Venue page of this website.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Information

Glaucoma Research Foundation’s COVID-19 policy and/or recommendations will be shared when registration for Glaucoma 360 opens in September 2023.