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Early retina cell changes in glaucoma identified

Mouse study points to the specific structural features and in the retina that may act as key factors in progression

Retinal Ganglion Cell
Here is an example of with dendrites in the retina of a healthy eye.
Credit:UC San Diego School of Medicine


Source

This research was funded, in part, by the for a Cure and the .

Characteristic Patterns of Dendritic Remodeling in Early-Stage Glaucoma: Evidence from Genetically Identified Retinal Ganglion Cell Types. The Journal of Neuroscience, 11 February 2015, 35(6): 2329-2343; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1419-14.2015

University of California – San Diego