Where can I find out more about research into glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the world. Over 480,000 people in the UK have the condition. Sight lost from glaucoma is irreversible, however ongoing research is being carried out in various projects across the UK. These projects range from exploring the development of glaucoma to finding new treatments that could lower eye pressure and reduce the damage to the delicate eye tissues.

For example, researchers at UCL are testing potential drugs for reducing eye pressure. The researchers, led by Professor David Selwood, have created a 'model' of glaucoma that allows modified drugs to be tested to see which are the most effective in reducing eye pressure so that these drugs can be taken forward to clinical trials.

Many of these projects are funded by Fight for Sight and further information can be found on their research into glaucoma web pages.

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