Neurodegenerative Diseases of the Retina and Potential for Protection and Recovery

@article{Schmidt2008NeurodegenerativeDO,
  title={Neurodegenerative Diseases of the Retina and Potential for Protection and Recovery},
  author={K G Schmidt and Hendrik Bergert and R. H. Funk},
  journal={Current Neuropharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={6},
  pages={164 - 178}
}
Recent advances in our understanding of the mechanisms in the cascade of events resulting in retinal cell death in ocular pathologies like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration led to the common descriptive term of neurodegenerative diseases of the retina. The final common pathophysiologic pathway of these diseases includes a particular form of metabolic stress, resulting in an insufficient supply of nutrients to the respective target structures (optic nerve head… CONTINUE READING