Melatonin in the eye: Implications for glaucomaPer O. Lundmarka, S.R. Pandi-Perumalb, , , V. Srinivasanc, D.P. Cardinalid and R.E. Rosensteine
aDepartment of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Buskerud University College, Kongsberg, 3601 Ko, Norway
bComprehensive Center for Sleep Medicine, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1178-5th avenue, 6th floor, NY 10029, USA
cDepartment of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia 16150, Kubang kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
dDepartamento de FisiologÃa, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1121 Buenos Aires, Argentina
eDepartamento de Bioquimica Humana, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1121 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Received 13 September 2006; accepted 30 October 2006. Available online 14 December 2006.
melatonin synthesis occurs in the retina of most animals as well as in humans. Circadian oscillators that control retinal melatonin synthesis have been identified in the eyes of different animal species.