One way to fight glaucoma? Hold on

A Georgia Tech scholar has discovered a second approach

We tend to take our eyesight for granted. But for millions of people who suffer from glaucoma — an uncurable disease — the prospect of losing sight is a very real threat.

Modern medicine has one approach to treating glaucoma: lowering pressure in the eye. But GRA Eminent Scholar Ross Ethier of Georgia Tech has developed an alternative.

He and colleagues are applying biomedical engineering to strengthen the sclera of the eye, so it can better withstand intraocular pressure.

This video from GRA's "Breakthrough" series shows the potential for university research to help millions of people everywhere.