Scientists reverse age-related vision loss, eye damage from glaucoma in mice

  • Proof-of-concept study represents first successful attempt to reverse the aging clock in animals through epigenetic reprogramming.
  • Scientists turned on embryonic genes to reprogram cells of mouse retinas.
  • Approach reversed glaucoma-induced eye damage in animals.
  • Approach also restored age-related vision loss in elderly mice.
  • Work spells promise for using same approach in other tissues, organs beyond the eyes.
  • Success sets stage for treatment of various age-related diseases in humans.