The effect of intraocular pressure on retinal ganglion cell function
Recent work has suggested that inducing small, transient elevations in the pressure in the eye (intra-ocular pressure) increases the metabolic demand of the retinal ganglion cells, and alters their electrophysiological responses. This project examines if there are any visual consequences to this increased metabolic demand. By better understanding how the normal eye copes with physiological stressors such as raised pressure, we are better placed to understand what happens when coping mechanisms fail – as in the eye disease glaucoma.
Assoc. Prof. Bang Bui, Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences, The University of Melbourne