Glaucoma drug may have potential to treat #Alzheimer’s disease

Originally posted 2016-12-22 08:59:48.

In trials on rats, the drug brimonidine, which is routinely used to lower eye pressure in glaucoma patients, has been found to reduce the formation of amyloid proteins in the retina, which are believed to be linked to Alzheimer’s. The research was reported in the journal Cell Death and Disease.

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