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Can the optic nerve be regenerated?

Unfortunately, with what we know today, we cannot restore vision lost from glaucoma. However, there is a great deal of research being done to repair or replace optic nerve cells injured by glaucoma, so that it may be possible in the future.

Two main studies regarding optic nerve regeneration are at Boston Children's Hospital and the Schepens Eye Research Institute.

Here is our information on Dr. Larry Benowitz's research in 1999 and in 2008.

Learn more about optic nerve regeneration.

Learn more about the progress at Schepens Eye Research Institute.

Learn more about the progress at Boston Children's Hospital.

Last reviewed on October 29, 2017

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