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The National Eye Institute Puts Its Focus on Glaucoma

The National Eye Institute (NEI) is marked its 40th anniversary with a series of symposia that gather outstanding scientists who are contributing to the advancement of vision science at the bench and in the clinic.

This symposium was entirely dedicated to glaucoma, a severe eye disease that affects 2.2 million Americans and is the leading cause of blindness in African Americans.

The symposium "Focus on Glaucoma" was open to the wide scientific community interested in glaucoma and nerve degeneration/ regeneration, within and outside the NIH. The talks covered research on: control of axon growth by retinal ganglion cells and the mechanisms of neurodegeneration; genetics defects that predispose to inherited glaucoma and computational methods supporting this research; - translational medicine for glaucoma and clinical trials.

Last reviewed on May 18, 2011

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