Glaucoma risk depends on genetics and race

| February 1, 2013 |
A scene as it might be viewed by a person with glaucoma. A scene as it might be viewed by a person with glaucoma.

The following is an excerpt.

The genetic causes underlying glaucoma remain unclear, but ethnic disparities in the risk of developing glaucoma suggest a genetic basis that is ethnicity-specific.

Recently, scientists have undertaken large scale genetic studies to identify mutations in genes that might contribute to the causes of glaucoma. Identifying these mutations may help in the diagnosis, prevention, and perhaps treatment of glaucoma.

Read the full post here: Ethnicity and the Genetics of Glaucoma