Clinical cupping: Laminar and prelaminar components



  • While glaucomatous damage to the visual system likely includes important pathophysiologies within the retinal ganglion cell (RGC) body, photoreceptors, lateral geniculate body, and visual cortex, strong evidence suggests that damage to the retinal ganglion cell axons within the lamina cribrosa of the optic nerve head (ONH) is the central pathophysiology underlying glaucomatous vision loss. Recent studies in the monkey and rat support the importance of the ONH, by describing profound alterations within the prelaminar, laminar, and peripapillary scleral tissues of the ONH at the earliest detectable stage of experimental glaucoma. © 2010 Springer-Verlag New York.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780387766997
  • Start Page

  • 185
  • End Page

  • 194