UK & Eire Glaucoma Society 2015

The IGA/UKEGS 2015 Research Grant Winner

Mitochondrial Dysfunction in the Commonest Form of Glaucoma

University of Liverpool

 A Liverpool based research project to improve treatments and quality of life for glaucoma patients.   The IGA together with the UK and Eire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS) is funding research by Dr Neeru Vallabh of the University of Liverpoolto understand the role mitochondrial defects and mutations play in the development of the commonest form of glaucoma: primary open angle glaucoma (POAG).

 Dr Vallabh explains: ‘Our lack of understanding of the causes of glaucoma is a major obstacle to the development of new therapeutic approaches for this significant condition. Identifying the role of mitochondrial defects and mutations in the development of glaucoma will increase our understanding of this common, sight-threatening condition.’