Monday, May 15, 2017, 12:00– 1:30 pm, in 489 Minor Hall
Behavioural Signatures of Ganglion Cell Dysfunction in Glaucoma
Andrew John Anderson, PhD
University of Melbourne
Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
It is well established that retinal ganglion cells die in glaucoma. What is less clear is whether glaucoma induces a protracted period of dysfunction prior to cell death. This talk will review the strengths and limitations of some of the behavioural evidence that has been used to argue for the presence of dysfunctional retinal ganglion cells in glaucoma. Establishing that such dysfunction exists creates the possibility that future therapies could rescue these cells, thereby partly restoring visual function.