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Glaucoma Research Group

The Research Group is focussed on the mechanisms of retinal ganglion cell death in glaucoma and developing new treatments for the condition.

Glaucoma remains a leading cause of blindness worldwide and therefore new treatments that can slow visual loss and eventually restore vision are an important goal.


A variety of approaches are used including stem cell transplantation, gene therapy and high resolution in vivo retinal imaging.

Scientific Cooperations

  • Cooperation 1
    Robin Franklin
  • Cooperation 2
    Michael Coleman
  • Cooperation 3
    James Fawcett
  • Cooperation 4
    Robert MacLaren
  • Cooperation 5
    Luis Diaz-Santana

Group Leader

Keith Martin
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Cambridge University

Centre for Brain Repair
Forvie Site
Robinson Way
United Kingdom

Phone: +44-1223-331160
Fax: +44-1223-217968



Current Research Projects

  • Project 1
    Stem cells as a potential treatment for glaucoma
  • Project 2
    Mechanisms of axonal injury in glaucoma
  • Project 3
    The role of disrupted axonal transport in glaucoma
  • Project 4
    Neurotrophic factor gene therapy approaches to glaucoma
  • Project 5
    High resolution imaging of retinal ganglion cells

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