Neuroprotection of The Optic Nerve and The Retina
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The optic nerve and the retina are extensions of the CNS. A variety of disease processes such as toxic, inflammatory, ischemic and degenerative affect the optic nerve and can lead to blindness. Neuroprotective approaches have been explored to prevent damage to the optic nerve from acquired causes rather than genetic disorders with impairment of vision due to abnormalities such as optic nerve hypoplasia.