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Australian and New Zealand Registry of Advanced Glaucoma: methodology and recruitment
Glaucoma is a sight-threatening disease affecting 3% of the population over the age of 50. Glaucoma is treatable, and severe vision loss can usually be prevented if diagnosis is made at an early stage. Genetic factors play ...
Common variants near ABCA1, AFAP1 and GMDS confer risk of primary open-angle glaucoma
(Nature Publishing Group, 2014-10)
Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a major cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. We performed a genome-wide association study in an Australian discovery cohort comprising 1,155 cases with advanced POAG and 1,992 ...
Higher prevalence of Myocilin mutations in advanced glaucoma in comparison with less advanced disease in an Australasian disease registry
The prevalence of Myocilin mutations in glaucoma cases with severe visual field loss is significantly greater than in nonadvanced glaucoma patients. Myocilin screening in phenotypically selected cases can have a much higher ...
Cross-ancestry genome-wide association analysis of corneal thickness strengthens link between complex and Mendelian eye diseases
(Springer Nature, 2018-05-14)
Central corneal thickness (CCT) is a highly heritable trait associated with complex eye diseases such as keratoconus and glaucoma. We perform a genome-wide association meta-analysis of CCT and identify 19 novel regions. ...
Contribution of Mutations in Known Mendelian Glaucoma Genes to Advanced Early-Onset Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
(Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc., 2017-03)
Purpose: Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) with Mendelian inheritance are caused by mutations in at least nine genes. Utilizing whole-exome sequencing, we examined the disease burden ...
Glaucoma spectrum and age-related prevalence of individuals with FOXC1 and PITX2 variants
(Nature Publishing Group, 2017-05-17)
Variation in FOXC1 and PITX2 is associated with Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome, characterised by structural defects of the anterior chamber of the eye and a range of systemic features. Approximately half of all affected individuals ...
Genetic Association at the 9p21 Glaucoma Locus Contributes to Sex Bias in Normal-Tension Glaucoma
(Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 2016)
Genome-wide association study of intraocular pressure uncovers new pathways to glaucoma
(Springer Nature, 2018-07-27)
Intraocular pressure (IOP) is currently the sole modifiable risk factor for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Both IOP and POAG are highly heritable. We report a combined ...
Genome-wide association study identifies susceptibility loci for open angle glaucoma at TMCO1 and CDKN2B-AS1
(Nature Publishing Group, 2011)
A genome-wide association study (GWAS) for open angle glaucoma (OAG) blindness was conducted using a discovery cohort of 590 cases with severe visual field loss and 3956 controls. Genome-wide significant associations were ...