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Method for selecting compounds for treating ischemia-related cellular damage

Image Number 7 for United States Patent #6379882.

A method of screening for and treating subjects with a therapeutically effective amount of a compound that is effective in reducing cellular damage related to an ischemic condition, such as stroke or glaucoma. Test compounds are selected and therapeutically effective amount determined based on the relative efficacy of test compounds in preventing cell death in primary cultures of excitable cells, such as retinal ganglion cells, in vitro.

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