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Scientists uncover five genetic markers for glaucoma

Scientists have discovered new genetic areas linked to an increased risk of glaucoma – the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. The investigation studied the genetic make up of about 40,000 people and identified five previously unknown genetic areas linked to an increased risk of primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG). Co-author of the study Professor […]

‘Smart’ lens could predict risk of glaucoma progression

Dr. C. Gustavo De Moraes, an associate professor of ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) in New York, NY, and colleagues reveal the success of the novel technology in the journal Ophthalmology. Glaucoma is a term for a group of conditions characterized by damage to the eye’s optic nerve, which can lead to vision […]