Stem cells and glaucoma

Shan Lin, Mary Kelley, John Samples

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Patients frequently ask about the applicability of stem cell research and therapy for their glaucoma. Stem cell therapies do offer significant promise in glaucoma. Like other neuro-degenerative diseases where stem cells may be of benefit, glaucoma offers logical targets for stem cell therapy. For glaucoma, these are the optic nerve and the trabecular meshwork. In Parkinson's disease, stem cells delivered to the basal ganglia have proven to have significant therapeutic benefit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Glaucoma Book
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical, Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780387766997
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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