Glaucoma Genetics

There are many inheritable forms of glaucoma, both primary and secondary. While inheritance patterns and genetics are not perfectly mapped out for glaucoma, there are some basic observations that can help us screen for glaucoma among family members: Many cases have an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern. There is incomplete penetrance. Environmental factors play a large role in the expression of glaucoma. Family history is a risk factor for the development of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). 10% of glaucoma patients have siblings with glaucoma. Glaucoma Genes There are many genes that have been identified in various forms of glaucoma....

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