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Glaucoma May Be An Autoimmune Disease
glaucomaNew research presents evidence that glaucoma may be the result of the immune system deteriorating eye cells; the condition often leads to vision loss. Even though glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world, researchers know very little about the disease. The findings open “a new approach to prevent and treat glaucoma," says study author Jianzhu Chen, an MIT professor of biology.

The research appears in the journal Nature Communications.

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Could glaucoma be an autoimmune disease? New findings raise possibility


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