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Potential new therapy for Glaucoma Sufferers

Potential new therapy for Glaucoma Sufferers

Tuesday 02 January 2018

Researchers at Stanford University are experimenting with a new treatment for Glaucoma which could completely change our thinking about therapy for the condition.

Currently, treatments focus on the symptoms of the disease. This involves relieving the eye pressure that sufferers experience. This can involve eye drops, oral drugs and laser therapy or surgery. The new pathway concentrates on stopping the degeneration in the first place by the use of powerful molecules known as lipoxins.

Researchers have had success testing lipoxins on rodents, and hope to trial the treatment on humans in the near future. The exciting discovery also offers the potential to prevent other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons.


  1. Stanford Medicine:
    Researchers investigate new treatment for glaucoma.

  2. News Medical:
    Researchers identify new neuroprotective factor that holds potential to help people with glaucoma.


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  • Ursula Broughton
    31 Mar 2018

    Any more information on provision of Lumigan and Cosopt in non-allergic formulae would be interesting.

    Serious Readers reply:

    Dear Ursula, many thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Our suggestion is that you discuss the difficulties you have experienced with a qualified eyecare professional. Your optician should be able to point you in the right direction.

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