Neuroprotection and regeneration in glaucoma.

Leonard Levin // Publications // Dec 01 2005

PubMed ID: 16314221

Author(s): Levin LA. Neuroprotection and regeneration in glaucoma. Ophthalmol Clin North Am. 2005 Dec;18(4):585-96, vii. Review. PMID 16314221

Journal: Ophthalmology Clinics Of North America, Volume 18, Issue 4, Dec 2005

Glaucoma is the most common optic neuropathy. Preventing visual loss is being studied with neuroprotective therapies. Visual restoration requires a restoration of retinal ganglion cells and their axons, ie, neurorepair and neuroregeneration. This review surveys recent developments in neuroprotection and regeneration from the standpoint of eventual applicability to treatment of patients who have glaucoma.