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World J Ophthalmol. Aug 12, 2014; 4(3): 47-51
Published online Aug 12, 2014. doi: 10.5318/wjo.v4.i3.47
Glaucoma and Alzheimer's disease: Their clinical similarity and future therapeutic strategies for glaucoma
Tetsuya Sugiyama
Tetsuya Sugiyama, Nakano Eye Clinic of Kyoto Medical Co-operative, Kyoto 604-8404, Japan
Author contributions: Sugiyama T designed and wrote the introductory editorial for the “Glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease”.
Correspondence to: Tetsuya Sugiyama, MD, PhD, Director, Nakano Eye Clinic of Kyoto Medical Co-operative, 2, Jurakumawari-higashimachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8404, Japan.
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Received: March 29, 2014
Revised: April 30, 2014
Accepted: July 12, 2014
Published online: August 12, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: This review summarizes studies describing the similarities between glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease, thereby suggesting new probable therapeutic strategies for glaucoma.