Neuroprotection: is it already applicable to glaucoma therapy?

  title={Neuroprotection: is it already applicable to glaucoma therapy?},
  author={Robert Ritch},
  journal={Current opinion in ophthalmology},
  volume={11 2},
  • Robert Ritch
  • Published 2000 in Current opinion in ophthalmology
Many categories of both natural and synthetic compounds have been reported to have neuroprotective activity. These include not only antioxidants, N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonists, inhibitors of glutamate release, calcium channel blockers, polyamine antagonists, and nitric oxide synthase inhibitors, but cannabinoids, aspirin, melatonin, and vitamin B-12. The lack of availability of specific neuroprotectant compounds in the United States and the lack of clinical trials examining the… CONTINUE READING


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