Mechanisms of ganglion cell injury in glaucoma

Grant number: 400127


The aim of this project is to improve our understanding of the role that increased eye pressure (intraocular pressure or IOP) plays in the development of glaucoma-related nerve death and associated vision loss. Despite being the second leading cause of vision loss in Australia, our understanding of the factors that damage nerves in the eye (the ganglion cells that carry visual information to the brain) in glaucoma remains incomplete. For example, elevated eye pressure is a well-established risk factor for glaucoma, but as many as half of those with glaucoma do not have high eye pressure. Clinical data suggests that pressure fluctuations (or spikes), which go unnoticed in routine clinical che..

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