Authors: Francesca Lake
Researchers at the Krembil Research Institute (ON, Canada) have identified a novel neuroprotective factor with potential to help treat glaucoma and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Glaucoma results in progressive, irreversible degeneration of the optic nerve and can lead to blindness. Affecting over 70 million people globally, there is no known cure and treatments are limited to reducing ocular pressure. Preventing neurodegeneration is thus a major research goal.