Glaucoma – new possibilities, new research Review article

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Dorota Szumny
Małgorzata Mulak


Research efforts to develop effective and safe antiglaucoma drugs have been ongoing for many years. The cornerstone of treatment is still baroprotection, as this is virtually the only method available to protect the optic nerve and slow glaucoma progression, which can be easily controlled by an ophthalmologist. Research is also being conducted in the direction of neuroprotection, where new compounds are being evaluated, as well as those that have been used for years as adjunctive treatments. The greatest hope lies in gene therapy, which still has many problems to be solved, but it is the only one that offers hope for the patient’s complete recovery.


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Szumny D, Mulak M. Glaucoma – new possibilities, new research. Ophthatherapy [Internet]. 2023Mar.31 [cited 2024Jul.17];10(1):7-11. Available from:


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