OBJECTIVES 1. Give an overview of the glymphatic system in the brain—the relatively recent findings of CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) exchange which occurs during sleep. 2. Explore how sleep deprivation can contribute to neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, and possibly glaucoma. 3. Examine the recent theories of why astronauts are losing their vision during long-term space flight. 4. Show how the knowledge of the above topics can affect our medical decision making process as we treat glaucoma on a daily basis.
November 1, 2019, 4:00 PM
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