Vitamin D Effects On Anterior Segment Physiology In Monkeys

Paul Kaufman, MD University of Wisconsin Madison


Is vitamin D a potential glaucoma therapy? Can it lower intraocular pressure after topical application? What are the target tissues in the eye and what is the mechanism for the intraocular pressure lowering effect?

Project Details

The number of health benefits attributed to vitamin D continues to increase. We would like to know if it has the potential to lower the internal pressure of the eye (or “intraocular pressure) and be further developed as a glaucoma therapy. Since it is a molecule produced naturally in the human body, the number of side effects are likely to be minimal.