What is the real reason for Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a disease of old people. Recently it has been found that many diseases of aging are caused by Senescent cells (Google that for more info). I found an article that ties them together from 2005!
The key result is that they found an average FOUR fold increase in senecent cells in the drainage system of people with glaucoma compared to healthy eyes! That senescent cells are involved offers the prospect of using senolytic therapies to selectively remove these cells and their contribution to the disease state. Sadly, few groups are making use of existing low-cost senolytic small molecules in human clinical trials, so while treatments such as the dasatinib and quercetin combination are known to clear senescent cells in humans to about the same degree as in mice, they are not yet widely used. Scores of age-related conditions might be treated or slowed via this approach, but the focus of the industry is on the production and regulatory approval of new senolytics over the years ahead. So I will try this known safe and effective treatment to try and save my vision as the disease has already damged one eye beyond repair. In the past 18 years no one has bothered to follow up on this article?? Medical science has failed us again!