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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 ...
Copy Number Variations of TBK1 in Australian Patients With Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
PURPOSE To investigate the presence of TBK1 copy number variations in a large, well-characterized Australian cohort of patients with glaucoma comprising both normal-tension glaucoma and high-tension glaucoma cases. DESIGN A ...
Accurate Imputation-Based Screening of Gln368Ter Myocilin Variant in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
(Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2015-08)
PURPOSE: Myocilin (MYOC) is a well-established primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) risk gene, with rare variants known to have high penetrance. The most common clinically relevant risk variant, Gln368Ter, has an allele ...
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 ...
Ethical Considerations for the Return of Incidental Findings in Ophthalmic Genomic Research
(Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 2016)
Whole genome and whole exome sequencing technologies are being increasingly used in research. However, they have the potential to identify incidental findings (IF), findings not related to the indication of the test, raising ...
Myocilin Predictive Genetic Testing for Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Leads to Early Identification of At-Risk Individuals.
(American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2016-12-16)
Angiopoietin-1 is required for Schlemm’s canal development in mice and humans
(American Society for Clinical Investigation, 2017-11)
Primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) is a leading cause of blindness in children worldwide and is caused by developmental defects in 2 aqueous humor outflow structures, Schlemm’s canal (SC) and the trabecular meshwork. We ...