​Behavioural Signatures of Ganglion Cell Dysfunction in Glaucoma

Seminar | May 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 ​Andrew John Anderson, University of Melbourne

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

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.