News about neuro-ophthalmology from Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology
New research by Larry Benowitz, PhD, and colleagues shows how zinc regulates the survival of retinal ganglion cells, and by binding it (zinc chelation), can help the optic nerve to regenerate. Their findings, published in PNAS (January, 2017), could potentially lead to therapies that help patients with optic nerve injuries due to trauma, glaucoma or other causes, including spinal cord injury. Read more about Zinc chelation: A better way to regenerate the optic nerve?
Over 120 clinicians, scientists, and trainees attended the 2016 Biennial Glaucoma and Neuro-ophthalmology Fall Festivals, held September 23-25 in Boston. Co-directed by Louis Pasquale, MD, Joseph Rizzo III, MD, and Angela Turalba, MD, these clinical conferences featured surgical and clinical case presentations, topical lectures, interactive panel discussions, and videos. This event was divided Read more about Clinicians engage in three-day discussion on glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology