Neuronal death in glaucoma.

  title={Neuronal death in glaucoma.},
  author={Harry A. Quigley},
  journal={Progress in retinal and eye research},
  volume={18 1},
Glaucoma is recognized to have its major detrimental effect upon the eye by killing retinal ganglion cells. The process of cell death appears to be initiated at the optic nerve head, though other sites of injury are possible but unsubstantiated. At present the injury at the nerve head seems related to the level of the eye pressure, but its detailed mechanism is as yet unexplained. There is a greater loss of ganglion cells from some areas of the eye, and this feature of glaucoma seems related to… CONTINUE READING
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