TITLE

Normal-pressure glaucoma may be autoimmune neuropathy

AUTHOR(S)
Scerra, Chet
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Ophthalmology Times;6/1/2003, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the relationship between the immune system and glaucoma. Evidence that normal pressure glaucoma (NPG) may represent an autoimmune neuropathy; Role played by the immune system in neuronal death among NPG patients; Hypothesis on the association of neurodegenerative processes in causing apoptotic glaucomatous ganglion cell loss.
ACCESSION #
9932559

 

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