Glaucoma is an incurable eye disease that kills vital nerve cells at the back of the retina, which leads to vision loss. More than 70 million people have the blinding eye condition; 3 million of such people are already living with blindness.
Researchers have begun rethinking their approach to glaucoma’s complexities. They envision a time when treatments can protect nerve cells and maybe even restore lost sight. Currently, there is nothing that can be done once vision is lost. However, scientists may be on the verge of breakthroughs.
“We’re making advances with every different type of treatment,” ophthalmologist Leonard Levin of McGill University in Montreal says.
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“Glaucoma can lead to blindness. Researchers foresee changing that.”