Neuroprotection of Retinal Ganglion Cells

  • Alvaro P. C. Lupinacci
  • Howard Barnebey
  • Peter A. Netland


Therapeutic efforts for treatment of glaucoma have focused on reduction of intraocular pressure as the main objective. In clinical practice, intraocular pressure (IOP) control has been expected to slow or arrest the glaucoma progression. However, clinicians have been confronted with significant glaucoma progression even when achieving control of intraocular pressure. In the Collaborative Normal-Tension Glaucoma Study, following medical or surgical treatment to achieve at least 30% reduction of intraocular pressure, 12% of patients experienced continued visual field loss secondary to optic nerve damage.


Optic Nerve Ganglion Cell Intraocular Pressure Retinal Ganglion Cell Glaucoma Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alvaro P. C. Lupinacci
    • 1
  • Howard Barnebey
    • 2
  • Peter A. Netland
    • 3
  1. 1.Hamilton Eye Institute, University of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphisUSA
  2. 2.Specialty Eyecare CentreBellevueUSA
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Virginia School of MedicineCharlottesvilleUSA

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