Ya-Sha Zhou, Jian Xu, Jun Peng, Ping Li, Xiao-Juan Wen, Yue Liu, Ke-Zhu Chen, Jia-Qi Liu, Ying Wang, Qing-Hua Peng
Glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness, is an irreversible optic neuropathy. The mechanism of optic nerve injury caused by glaucoma is undefined at present. There is no effective treatment method for the injury. Stem cells have the capacity of self-renewal and differentiation. These two features have made them become the research focus on improving the injury at present. This paper reviews the application progress on different types of stem cells therapy for optic nerve injury caused by glaucoma.
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology