Neurotrophic factor delivery as a protective treatment for glaucoma.

@article{Johnson2011NeurotrophicFD,
  title={Neurotrophic factor delivery as a protective treatment for glaucoma.},
  author={Thomas V. Johnson and Natalie D. Bull and Keith R Martin},
  journal={Experimental eye research},
  year={2011},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={196-203}
}
Glaucoma is a progressive optic neuropathy and a major cause of visual impairment worldwide. Neuroprotective therapies for glaucoma aim to ameliorate retinal ganglion cell degeneration through direct or indirect action on these neurons. Neurotrophic factor (NTF) delivery is a key target for the development of potential neuroprotective glaucoma treatments. This article will critically summarize the evidence that NTF deprivation and/or dysfunction plays a role in the pathogenesis of glaucoma… CONTINUE READING

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