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Glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease: Unexpected findings show that the body's own immune system destroys retinal cells

Glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease: Unexpected findings show that the body's own immune system destroys retinal cells

A new study finds glaucoma may be an autoimmune disorder, mediated by T cells that target heat shock proteins in the retina. The discovery suggests it could be possible to develop new treatments for glaucoma by blocking this autoimmune activity.

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