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Research Field Immunology, Neuroscience

Not Immune to Damage

Glaucoma may be one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness worldwide but it is also one of the most mysterious. Elevated IOP might explain some of the pathology, but fails to explain glaucomatous damage occurring in patients with normal IOP – or in those whose IOP is maintained with therapy. As research teams the world over look to unravel the complex mechanisms driving the disease, a research group from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital, Boston, MA, USA, have evidence suggesting another factor might be at play: autoimmunity.

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About the Author

Ruth Steer

Following my journey through academia, I entered the world of scientific writing and never looked back. After several years of working as a medical writer – where I developed a wide range of skills in healthcare publications and communications – I took the opportunity to stretch my creative and journalistic muscles and joined Texere Publishing. Working as Editor on The Ophthalmologist allows me to nurture my skills in scientific writing – and explore the dynamic world of ophthalmology – all within an innovative and exciting company.

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