Zika virus infection can cause Glaucoma in infants

A team of researchers in Brazil and at the Yale School of Public Health has published the first report demonstrating that the Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants who were exposed to the virus during gestation.Cross-section of Zika virus, with capsid layer (pink), membrane layer (purple), and RNA genome (yellow)Credit: Wikipedia, David GoodwillExposure to … Continue reading Zika virus infection can cause Glaucoma in infants

Experimental medication using encapsulated cell therapy for treating Glaucoma

An experimental drug, consisting of cells manufactured and implanted in the eye to stimulate optic nerve growth and activity, could be an entirely new way of fighting glaucoma, according to BrightFocus Foundation. BrightFocus is helping fund a recently launched, Phase 2 [or mid-level] clinical trial designed to test the new treatment. The trial will be … Continue reading Experimental medication using encapsulated cell therapy for treating Glaucoma