Models of neural injury.

PubMed ID: 11890264

Author(s): Levin LA. Models of neural injury. J Glaucoma. 2001 Oct;10(5 Suppl 1):S19-21. Review. PMID 11890264

Journal: Journal Of Glaucoma, Volume 10, Issue 5 Suppl 1, Oct 2001

A variety of methods can be used experimentally to model neural injury, and thus study the process that represents the major pathophysiology underlying glaucomatous optic neuropathy. These methods vary in difficulty, relevance to human glaucoma, and time course. There is no perfect model, partly because our understanding of the glaucomas is still incomplete. Nonetheless, research into the mechanisms underlying the optic neuropathy of glaucoma (as well as possible new treatments) is advancing rapidly because of the availability of a wide variety of models of neural injury.