Retinal ganglion cells and neuroprotection for glaucoma.

Leonard Levin // Publications // Apr 01 2003

PubMed ID: 12852431

Author(s): Levin LA. Retinal ganglion cells and neuroprotection for glaucoma. Surv Ophthalmol. 2003 Apr;48 Suppl 1:S21-4. Review. PMID 12852431

Journal: Survey Of Ophthalmology, Volume 48 Suppl 1, Apr 2003

Neuroprotection is a therapeutic strategy directed at keeping retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) alive and functional. This article discusses three commonly asked questions about neuroprotection and attempts to answer them in the context of our current understanding of the pathophysiology of RGC loss in glaucomatous optic neuropathy.