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.
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, andAngela Turalba, MD, these clinical conferences featured surgical and clinical case presentations, topical lectures, interactive panel discussions, and videos. This event was divided