Possible role of excitotoxicity in the pathogenesis of glaucoma.

  title={Possible role of excitotoxicity in the pathogenesis of glaucoma.},
  author={Robert J. Casson},
  journal={Clinical & experimental ophthalmology},
  volume={34 1},
Excitotoxicity describes the process of neuronal injury by excess stimulation of amino acid receptors. This form of insult was first described in the retina, and subsequently has been shown to be an important component of the pathogenesis of ischaemic and traumatic injury in the central nervous system. Furthermore, there is increasing evidence that excitotoxicity is involved in several chronic neurological conditions, and anti-excitotoxic treatment has already been approved for some of these… CONTINUE READING

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