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Newswise: Stem Cell Therapy for Glaucoma - Are We There Yet?
Released: 16-Jun-2017 11:45 AM EDT
Stem Cell Therapy for Glaucoma - Are We There Yet?
Glaucoma Research Foundation

At present, the only FDA approved method of treating glaucoma is to lower eye pressure; this slows the progression of glaucomatous optic nerve damage but does not completely halt it, and certainly does not regenerate damaged nerve tissue.

Released: 17-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Stem Cells Possible Future Treatment for Glaucoma, Say Wills Eye Researchers
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Stem cells may have the potential to protect the optic nerve from further damage and slow the progression of vision loss due to glaucoma. Stem cells may also have the potential to replace ocular tissues that have degenerated in eyes with glaucoma.


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