Latest Optic nerve Stories
Working in mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have devised a treatment that prevents the optic nerve injury that occurs in glaucoma, a neurodegenerative disease that is a leading cause of blindness.
Jackson Laboratory researchers have demonstrated that a single, targeted x-ray treatment of an individual eye in young, glaucoma-prone mice provided that eye with apparently life-long and typically complete protection from glaucoma.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness worldwide.
For the first time, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have made early retina structures containing proliferating neuroretinal progenitor cells using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells derived from human blood.
A new paradigm to explain glaucoma is rapidly emerging, and it is generating brain-based treatment advances that may ultimately vanquish the disease known as the "sneak thief of sight."
A new study identifies specific cell-stress signaling pathways that link injury of the optic nerve with irreversible vision loss.
Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting about 2.2 million Americans.
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide.
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