Is A Cure For Glaucoma In Sight?

man with eye dropsIn 2014, there still isn’t a cure for glaucoma but researchers in Chicago are one step closer. The research team at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have discovered a molecular cause for this disease that robs more than 60 million people – many of them African American – of their vision.

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According to the study published earlier this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the team identified a chemical signaling pathway that regulates fluid drainage from the eye and helps maintain intraocular presssure (IOP).

The Northwestern University website reports: