Glaucoma and Retinal Neurodegenerative Disease Research Group
Left: retinal nerve cells have been tagged with a marker that fluoresces -
as the disease (high pressure glaucoma) progresses in this model, more and more nerve cells (white) are
lost over time in the same part of the eye.
Middle: video showing retinal cells apoptosing.
Each white spot is an individual nerve cell dying in a living eye.
Right: cells undergo several morphological changes in the process of apoptosis.