Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, affects close to three million Americans, 120,000 of them having been fully blinded. Damage to retinal ganglion cells causes progressive loss of vision, which can go undetected for years. This nerve damage is thought to be caused mainly by increased fluid pressures within the eye, but, although modification of these pressures is the only current available treatment, many people with normal eye pressures will go on to lose part or all of their vision. Once lost, sight cannot be restored with current medical knowledge. The determining factor for this prize is the efficacy of techniques or medications for the restoration of sight in those that have been partially or totally blinded.
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Public Donation Record
|Mary Jo Kensil||$100|
|CAH Charity Night||$20|
|Alexander Neary||$10||The first donation for this Cure Prize|