Gene-directed therapy in glaucoma may have future clinical applications

September 1, 2009

Application of genetic knowledge holds huge potential for the future and some believe that it has potential to become larger than the pharmaceutical market. Here Dr Alward examines what it has offered for the understanding and future treatment of glaucoma. Until recently, breakthroughs in glaucoma genetics emerged from painstaking family research, with the discovery of LOXL1 being the exception.