Autoimmune Response Drives Vision Loss in Glaucoma

Source: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Summary:  A research team has shown that immune cells in the eye that developed in response to early exposure to bacteria are a key contributor to progressive vis8/9/2018ion loss from glaucoma.


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More Information: Huihui Chen et al, “Commensal microflora-induced T cell responses mediate progressive neurodegeneration in glaucoma”, Nature Communications (2018).DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05681-9

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