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New Glaucoma Culprit Is Found

Gatekeeper cells are stiffer in human eyes with glaucoma, increasing pressure
September 12, 2014

In a unique study of human ocular cells, a multi-institution research team led by a biomedical engineer at Northwestern University has found a new culprit. Glaucoma appears to be a consequence of mechanical dysfunction of endothelial cells—a thin layer of cells that is the final barrier to fluid entering Schlemm's canal, from which fluid then drains from the eye.