The Development of novel stem cell therapies for glaucoma
Loss of sight in glaucoma is due to the progressive death of neurons in the retina. Currently, there are no clinical therapies available that protect neurons from glaucoma-induced loss. Our experiments will focus on whether stem cells present within the eye itself may be manipulated to heal the retina in glaucoma. A positive outcome from this investigation has the potential to suggest an entirely new, stem cell-based therapy to improve sight in patients suffering from glaucoma.
- Dr Natalie Bull, University of Cambridge
- Mr Keith Martin, University of Cambridge