Degenerative changes in retinal ganglion cell dendrites in early detection of glaucoma


  • The degeneration of retinal ganglion cell dendrites followed by a reduction in mitochondrial volume and distribution in human glaucomatous eyes may be an early sign of glaucoma.

Why this matters

    Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness and detecting early signs of retinal damage remains a challenge. The results of this study may lead to a clinically detectable target for early retinal neuronal damage which could translate to a viable therapy for human glaucoma.