Neuro-ophthalmology

Larry Benowitz, PhD

Zinc chelation: A better way to regenerate the optic nerve?

January 30, 2017

 

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.

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Clinicians engage in three-day discussion on glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology

November 21, 2016

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

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